Colorado Springs has a general population of 360,890 and an overall student population of 30,513. Approximately 9,733 of Colorado Springs's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Colorado Springs, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2010, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduated approximately 56 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 91 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Colorado Springs's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Colorado Springs's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,047 per year in instate tuition and $30,967 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,728 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Colorado Springs-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,490 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,881.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Colorado Springs, your job prospects are average. There were 7,580 engineers working in Colorado and 850 working in the greater Colorado Springs area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 10% in Colorado Springs. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Colorado Springs, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,960 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.