With an overall population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203, approximately 5,137 of Ottumwa students attend one of Ottumwa's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Ottumwa, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Indian Hills Community College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Indian Hills Community College with credentials in engineering.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Ottumwa in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Ottumwa's 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, plan on spending an average of $1,416 for engineering related books and supplies each year. 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 engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ottumwa, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 2,380 engineers in Iowa. Of these engineers, 490 were working in the greater Ottumwa area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Ottumwa will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Ottumwa, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,820 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.