With an overall population of 150,115 and a student population of 12,571, approximately 8,659 of Rockford students attend one of Rockford's schools that offer engineering programs.
Rockford's largest engineering school is Rock Valley College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Rock Valley College with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Rockford's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,220 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Rockford, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 23 engineers in Illinois were working in the greater Rockford area. Rockford'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.
As an engineer in Rockford, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,000 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.