Hutchinson has a total population of 40,787 and a student population of 5,519. Of these students, 5,453 are enrolled in schools that offer electrical engineering programs.
Hutchinson Community College is the largest electrical engineering school in Hutchinson, based on student population. In 2010, Hutchinson Community College graduated approximately 4 students from its electrical engineering program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with an electrical engineering degree in Hutchinson. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,048 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hutchinson electrical engineering schools was an average of $13,136 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for electrical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hutchinson-based electrical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $4,816 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,032.
Many electrical engineering graduates choose to work as electrical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hutchinson, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,450 electrical engineers working in Kansas and 180 working in the greater Hutchinson area in 2010. The government projects that the number of electrical engineers in Hutchinson will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for electrical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an electrical engineer in Hutchinson is $55,340 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for electrical engineers.