Arcata has a general population of 16,651 and an overall student population of 7,954. Approximately 7,954 of Arcata's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Arcata, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Humboldt State University. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Humboldt State University with credentials in engineering.
A total of 22 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Arcata in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Arcata's engineering schools was $19,465 per year for instate students and $30,625 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,528 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Arcata-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,377.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Arcata, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 41,800 engineers in California. Of these engineers, 30 were working in the greater Arcata area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Arcata. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Arcata, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,380 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.