Boulder has a total population of 94,673 and a student population of 34,443. Of these students, 33,010 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Boulder's largest engineering school is University of Colorado Boulder. In 2010, approximately 192 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of Colorado Boulder.
A reported 829 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Boulder in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,757 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boulder engineering schools was an average of $45,011 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,749 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boulder-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Boulder after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Boulder, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. There were 4,290 engineers working in Colorado and 610 working in the greater Boulder area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to decrease by -1% in Boulder. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Boulder is $100,240 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.