Fort Dodge has a general population of 25,136 and an overall student population of 6,033. Approximately 5,905 of Fort Dodge's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Fort Dodge, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Iowa Central Community College. In 2010, Iowa Central Community College graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Fort Dodge in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,665 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Dodge engineering schools was an average of $14,405 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,975 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Dodge-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,290.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Fort Dodge, your job prospects are average. There were 2,380 engineers working in Iowa and 190 working in the greater Fort Dodge area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 9% in Fort Dodge. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Fort Dodge is $58,300 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.