Athens has a total population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242. Of these students, 34,885 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Athens, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Georgia. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from University of Georgia with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Athens's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens engineering schools was an average of $36,210 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Athens, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 92 engineers in Georgia were working in the greater Athens area. The number of engineers in Athens is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.