Ottumwa has a general population of 24,998 and an overall student population of 5,203. Approximately 5,137 of Ottumwa's students are enrolled in schools that offer electrical engineering programs.
The largest electrical engineering school in Ottumwa, by student population, is Indian Hills Community College. In 2010, Indian Hills Community College graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in electrical engineering.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in electrical engineering from electrical engineering schools in Ottumwa in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Ottumwa's electrical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,272 per year in instate tuition and $14,760 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a electrical engineering program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Ottumwa-based electrical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
Many electrical engineering graduates choose to work as electrical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ottumwa, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,260 electrical engineers working in Iowa and 120 working in the greater Ottumwa area in 2010. Ottumwa's electrical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for electrical engineers.
As an electrical engineer in Ottumwa, you can expect to make an average salary of $80,630 per year. This is higher than the average salary for electrical engineers in the state.