Richmond has a total population of 27,152 and a student population of 16,268. Of these students, 16,268 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Richmond, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Eastern Kentucky University. In 2010, Eastern Kentucky University graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Richmond's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Richmond's engineering schools was $15,592 per year for instate students and $26,560 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Richmond-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,020 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Richmond, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,100 engineers in Kentucky. Of these engineers, 430 were working in the greater Richmond area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Richmond will increase by 16% 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 Richmond is $64,120 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.