Cedar Falls has a total population of 36,145 and a student population of 13,400. Of these students, 13,303 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Cedar Falls, by student population, is University of Northern Iowa. In 2010, University of Northern Iowa graduated approximately 2 students from its engineering program.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Cedar Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,077 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cedar Falls engineering schools was an average of $26,341 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,035 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cedar Falls-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,097.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Cedar Falls, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 430 engineers in Iowa, 60 were working in the greater Cedar Falls area. The number of engineers in Cedar Falls is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Cedar Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,550 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.