Hammond has a general population of 83,048 and an overall student population of 10,133. Approximately 10,133 of Hammond's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Hammond's largest engineering school is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Engineering program at Purdue University-Calumet Campus.
A reported 95 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Hammond in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,585 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hammond engineering schools was an average of $24,872 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,125 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Hammond. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board at Hammond-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Hammond, your job prospects are not very good. There were 7,770 engineers working in Indiana and 430 working in the greater Hammond area in 2010. The number of engineers in Hammond is expected to increase by 3% 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 Hammond is $73,380 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.