Of the 1 engineering schools in Fairfield, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Fairfield University. In 2010, Fairfield University graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 64 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Fairfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,490 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfield-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $40,790.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Fairfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,990 engineers in Connecticut. Of these engineers, 850 were working in the greater Fairfield area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Fairfield will decrease by -1% 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 Fairfield is $86,680 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.