Ames has a total population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104. Of these students, 27,945 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Iowa State University is the largest engineering school in Ames, based on student population. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 265 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 1,016 students graduated with an engineering degree in Ames. Tuition in 2009 at Ames's engineering schools was $18,366 per year for instate students and $29,586 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ames-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Ames, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 690 engineers in Iowa. Of these engineers, 110 were working in the greater Ames area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Ames. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Ames is $45,470 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.