Dekalb's largest engineering school is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, Northern Illinois University graduated approximately 77 students from its engineering program.
A reported 210 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Dekalb in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Dekalb's engineering schools was $22,700 per year for instate students and $30,444 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board at Dekalb-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dekalb, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to decrease by 0% in Dekalb. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.