Des Plaines has a general population of 58,720 and an overall student population of 12,087. Approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Des Plaines's largest engineering school is Oakton Community College. In 2010, Oakton Community College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Des Plaines's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,510 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Des Plaines, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 8,230 engineers in Illinois, 5,400 were working in the greater Des Plaines area. The number of engineers in Des Plaines is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Des Plaines is $72,890 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.