With an overall population of 95,447 and a student population of 66,405, approximately 50,691 of Gainesville students attend one of Gainesville's schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Florida is the largest engineering school in Gainesville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 334 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of Florida.
A total of 1,739 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Gainesville in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Gainesville's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,183 per year in instate tuition and $35,554 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $990 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Gainesville-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,683.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Gainesville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 16,380 engineers in Florida. Of these engineers, 320 were working in the greater Gainesville area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Gainesville will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Gainesville, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,790 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.