Newark has a general population of 28,547 and an overall student population of 28,560. Approximately 21,138 of Newark's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Delaware is the largest engineering school in Newark, based on student population. Approximately 97 students graduated in 2010 from University of Delaware with credentials in engineering.
A reported 326 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Newark in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Newark's engineering schools was $21,094 per year for instate students and $34,794 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Newark. And if you live on campus at one of the Newark-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,066 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,786.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Newark, your job prospects are not very good. There were 440 engineers working in Delaware and 650 working in the greater Newark area in 2010. The government projects that the number of engineers in Newark will decrease by -4% 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 Newark is $80,260 per year, which is the same as the average for engineers state-wide.