Manhattan has a general population of 44,831 and an overall student population of 24,547. Approximately 23,581 of Manhattan's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Manhattan, by student population, is Kansas State University. In 2010, approximately 99 students graduated from the Engineering program at Kansas State University.
In 2010, 435 students graduated with an engineering degree in Manhattan. Tuition in 2009 at Manhattan's engineering schools was $18,399 per year for instate students and $29,106 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,195 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,752 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,647.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Manhattan, your job prospects are average. There were 2,710 engineers working in Kansas and 80 working in the greater Manhattan area in 2010. The number of engineers in Manhattan 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 Manhattan is $64,070 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.