Lafayette has a general population of 110,257 and an overall student population of 22,602. Approximately 16,361 of Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Lafayette, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2010, University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 148 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Lafayette's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,764 per year in instate tuition and $21,336 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board at Lafayette-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,614.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Lafayette, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,500 engineers in Louisiana, 320 were working in the greater Lafayette area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 9% in Lafayette. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.