Ankeny has a total population of 27,117 and a student population of 22,741. Of these students, 22,324 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Ankeny, by student population, is Des Moines Area Community College. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its engineering program.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Ankeny in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Ankeny's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in instate tuition and $17,132 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ankeny, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,690 engineers in Iowa. Of these engineers, 430 were working in the greater Ankeny area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Ankeny will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Ankeny, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,090 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.