With an overall population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350, approximately 20,350 of Carbondale students attend one of Carbondale's schools that offer engineering programs.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the largest engineering school in Carbondale, based on student population. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduated approximately 52 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 137 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Carbondale in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carbondale engineering schools was an average of $32,848 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Carbondale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,330 engineers in Illinois. Of these engineers, 170 were working in the greater Carbondale area. Carbondale's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Carbondale, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,660 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.