With an overall population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424, approximately 9,655 of Portland students attend one of Portland's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Portland, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Southern Maine. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from University of Southern Maine with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with an engineering degree in Portland. If you decide to attend one of Portland's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,446 per year in instate tuition and $35,656 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 at one of the Portland-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,120 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,002.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 660 engineers in Maine. Of these engineers, 330 were working in the greater Portland area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 2% in Portland. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Portland is $79,510 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.