With an overall population of 17,639 and a student population of 15,316, approximately 15,151 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Hammond, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Engineering program at Southeastern Louisiana University.
If you decide to attend one of Hammond's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,448 per year in instate tuition and $21,704 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,528.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hammond, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 55 engineers in Louisiana were working in the greater Hammond area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Hammond will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Hammond is $50,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.