Decatur has a general population of 81,860 and an overall student population of 5,988. Approximately 3,595 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Decatur, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Richland Community College. In 2010, Richland Community College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Decatur in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Decatur was $2,510 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Decatur.
If you plan on staying in Decatur after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Decatur, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 108 engineers in Illinois were working in the greater Decatur area. Decatur's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Decatur, you can expect to make an average salary of $106,160 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.