Independence has a total population of 9,846 and a student population of 1,177. Of these students, 1,177 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Independence, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Independence Community College. In 2010, Independence Community College graduated approximately 2 students from its engineering program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Independence in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Independence's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,480 per year in instate tuition and $11,760 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Independence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Independence, your job prospects are average. There were 2,710 engineers working in Kansas and 520 working in the greater Independence area in 2010. Independence's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Independence is $64,910 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.