Wichita has a total population of 344,284 and a student population of 24,136. Of these students, 14,601 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Wichita State University is the largest engineering school in Wichita, based on student population. In 2010, Wichita State University graduated approximately 83 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 222 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Wichita in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Wichita's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,051 per year in instate tuition and $23,085 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,350 per year, on average, for room and board at Wichita-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Wichita after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Wichita, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 engineers in Kansas were working in the greater Wichita area. The number of engineers in Wichita is expected 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 Wichita is $66,920 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.