With an overall population of 40,787 and a student population of 5,519, approximately 5,453 of Hutchinson students attend one of Hutchinson's schools that offer engineering programs.
Hutchinson's largest engineering school is Hutchinson Community College. In 2010, Hutchinson Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an 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 engineering schools was an average of $13,136 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,816 per year, on average, for room and board at Hutchinson-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,032.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hutchinson, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 2,710 engineers in Kansas, 520 were working in the greater Hutchinson area. The number of engineers in Hutchinson is expected to 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 Hutchinson is $64,910 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.