With an overall population of 94,487 and a student population of 13,102, approximately 11,704 of Elgin students attend one of Elgin's schools that offer engineering programs.
Elgin's largest engineering school is Elgin Community College. In 2010, Elgin Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its engineering program.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Elgin in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,194 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Elgin.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Elgin, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 8,230 engineers in Illinois, 5,400 were working in the greater Elgin area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Elgin will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Elgin, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.