Hays has a general population of 20,013 and an overall student population of 11,350. Approximately 11,308 of Hays's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Hays, by student population, is Fort Hays State University. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Engineering program at Fort Hays State University.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Hays's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Hays's engineering schools was $14,674 per year for instate students and $22,827 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $840 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hays-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hays, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 2,710 engineers in Kansas, 520 were working in the greater Hays area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 10% in Hays. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Hays, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,910 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.