Cedar Rapids has a total population of 120,758 and a student population of 21,479. Of these students, 18,254 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Cedar Rapids's largest engineering school is Kirkwood Community College. In 2010, Kirkwood Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with an engineering degree in Cedar Rapids. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Cedar Rapids was $3,330 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,410 for engineering related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Cedar Rapids after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Cedar Rapids, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,090 engineers in Iowa, 510 were working in the greater Cedar Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to decrease by 0% in Cedar Rapids. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Cedar Rapids is $41,860 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.