Champaign, Illinois has 2 engineering schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. Champaign has a total population of 67,518 and a student population of 53,696. Of these students, 53,514 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Champaign's largest engineering school is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Approximately 287 students graduated in 2010 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1,371 students graduated with an engineering degree in Champaign. If you decide to attend one of Champaign's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,522 per year in instate tuition and $39,664 per year in out of state tuition.
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 $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,590.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Champaign, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 49 engineers in Illinois were working in the greater Champaign area. The number of engineers in Champaign is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Champaign is $69,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.
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