Edwardsville has a general population of 21,491 and an overall student population of 13,984. Approximately 13,940 of Edwardsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Edwardsville, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Engineering program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
A reported 111 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Edwardsville in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Edwardsville's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in instate tuition and $33,833 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $715 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
If you plan on staying in Edwardsville after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Edwardsville, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. In 2010, there were 7,490 engineers in Illinois. Of these engineers, 2,160 were working in the greater Edwardsville area. The number of engineers in Edwardsville is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Edwardsville is $74,590 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.