Taft has a total population of 6,400 and a student population of 7,031. Of these students, 7,031 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Taft, by student population, is Taft College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Engineering program at Taft College.
Tuition in 2009 at Taft's engineering schools was $8,406 per year for instate students and $13,296 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,545 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,824 per year, on average, for room and board at Taft-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,460.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Taft, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 11,300 engineers in California, 710 were working in the greater Taft area. The number of engineers in Taft is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Taft is $66,150 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.