With an overall population of 82,103 and a student population of 7,495, approximately 3,260 of West Palm Beach students attend one of West Palm Beach's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in West Palm Beach, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach. In 2010, Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach graduated approximately 2 students from its engineering program.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in West Palm Beach in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in West Palm Beach was $22,700 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,338 per year, on average, for room and board at West Palm Beach-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,050.
If you decide to work as an engineer in West Palm Beach, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 16,380 engineers in Florida. Of these engineers, 1,040 were working in the greater West Palm Beach area. West Palm Beach's engineer workforce is projected 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 West Palm Beach is $80,420 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.