Columbia has a total population of 88,254 and a student population of 10,398. Of these students, 8,778 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Columbia, by student population, is Howard Community College. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 3 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Columbia's engineering schools. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,993.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Columbia.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 engineers in Maryland were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Columbia will increase by 30% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,280 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.