Evanston has a total population of 74,239 and a student population of 20,444. Of these students, 19,853 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Evanston, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Northwestern University. In 2010, approximately 88 students graduated from the Engineering program at Northwestern University.
A total of 572 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Evanston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,463 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,685 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,703 per year, on average, for room and board at Evanston-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,864.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Evanston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 engineers in Illinois were working in the greater Evanston area. Evanston's engineer workforce is projected 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 Evanston is $72,890 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.