With an overall population of 183,133 and a student population of 19,305, approximately 13,132 of Little Rock students attend one of Little Rock's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Little Rock, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Little Rock in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,498 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Little Rock engineering schools was an average of $29,958 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Little Rock-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,009.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Little Rock, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 1,530 engineers in Arkansas. Of these engineers, 680 were working in the greater Little Rock area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 9% in Little Rock. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Little Rock is $72,960 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.