Valparaiso has a total population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144. Of these students, 4,065 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Valparaiso, by student population, is Valparaiso University. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from Valparaiso University with credentials in engineering.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Valparaiso in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Valparaiso was $28,320 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board at Valparaiso-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Valparaiso, your job prospects are not very good. There were 7,770 engineers working in Indiana and 430 working in the greater Valparaiso area in 2010. Valparaiso's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Valparaiso, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.