Golden has a total population of 17,159 and a student population of 5,124. Of these students, 5,124 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Golden, by student population, is Colorado School of Mines. In 2010, Colorado School of Mines graduated approximately 330 students from its engineering program.
A total of 825 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Golden in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,464 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Golden engineering schools was an average of $37,624 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Golden. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,951 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,344.
If you plan on staying in Golden after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Golden, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 7,580 engineers in Colorado, 4,400 were working in the greater Golden area. The number of engineers in Golden is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Golden is $80,840 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.