Iowa City has a general population of 62,220 and an overall student population of 29,100. Approximately 28,987 of Iowa City's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Iowa City, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Iowa. In 2010, University of Iowa graduated approximately 95 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 366 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Iowa City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,438 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Iowa City engineering schools was an average of $34,812 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,090 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Iowa City-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Iowa City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,690 engineers in Iowa, 90 were working in the greater Iowa City area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Iowa City will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Iowa City is $72,010 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.