With an overall population of 185,951 and a student population of 116,570, approximately 53,401 of Orlando students attend one of Orlando's schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Central Florida is the largest engineering school in Orlando, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 178 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of Central Florida.
A reported 623 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Orlando in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Orlando's engineering schools was $18,100 per year for instate students and $33,579 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $924 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Orlando-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,538 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,900.
If you plan on staying in Orlando after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Orlando, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, there were 16,380 engineers in Florida. Of these engineers, 2,090 were working in the greater Orlando area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Orlando will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Orlando, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,760 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.