Lawrence has a general population of 80,098 and an overall student population of 30,472. Approximately 29,242 of Lawrence's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Lawrence, by student population, is University of Kansas. In 2010, approximately 76 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of Kansas.
A reported 352 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Lawrence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,156 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lawrence engineering schools was an average of $32,125 per year in 2009.
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 Lawrence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board at Lawrence-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,354.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lawrence, your job prospects are good. There were 2,330 engineers working in Kansas and 50 working in the greater Lawrence area in 2010. Lawrence's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Lawrence, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,900 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.