There are 2 engineering schools in Tampa, Florida. Tampa has a general population of 303,447 and an overall student population of 90,964. Approximately 66,986 of Tampa's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Tampa's largest engineering school is University of South Florida-Main Campus. Approximately 124 students graduated in 2010 from University of South Florida-Main Campus with credentials in engineering.
A reported 453 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Tampa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tampa's engineering schools was $18,080 per year for instate students and $26,950 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,725 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,070 per year, on average, for room and board at Tampa-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,046.
If you plan on staying in Tampa after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Tampa, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 16,380 engineers in Florida, 2,510 were working in the greater Tampa area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 8% in Tampa. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Tampa is $73,870 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.
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