With an overall population of 48,208 and a student population of 31,789, approximately 11,092 of Fort Myers students attend one of Fort Myers's schools that offer engineering programs.
Florida Gulf Coast University is the largest engineering school in Fort Myers, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Engineering program at Florida Gulf Coast University.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with an engineering degree in Fort Myers. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Myers's engineering schools was $16,679 per year for instate students and $31,938 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Myers-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Myers, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 36 engineers in Florida were working in the greater Fort Myers area. The number of engineers in Fort Myers is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Fort Myers is $76,730 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.