Rock Island has a general population of 39,684 and an overall student population of 2,736. Approximately 2,472 of Rock Island's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Rock Island's largest engineering school is Augustana College. In 2010, Augustana College graduated approximately 0 students from its engineering program.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,326 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,950 per year, on average, for room and board at Rock Island-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,503.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Rock Island, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 11,740 engineers in Illinois. Of these engineers, 440 were working in the greater Rock Island area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 3% in Rock Island. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Rock Island is $89,450 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.