Colby has a general population of 5,450 and an overall student population of 1,565. Approximately 1,565 of Colby's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Colby, by student population, is Colby Community College. In 2010, Colby Community College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in engineering.
Tuition in 2009 at Colby's engineering schools was $11,148 per year for instate students and $12,588 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Colby. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,690 per year, on average, for room and board at Colby-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,458.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Colby, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 2,710 engineers in Kansas. Of these engineers, 520 were working in the greater Colby area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Colby will increase by 10% 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 Colby is $64,910 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.