Cumberland has a general population of 21,518 and an overall student population of 4,177. Approximately 4,085 of Cumberland's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Cumberland's largest engineering school is Allegany College of Maryland. In 2010, Allegany College of Maryland graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with an engineering degree in Cumberland. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,163 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cumberland engineering schools was an average of $19,273 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,823.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Cumberland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,520 engineers in Maryland. Of these engineers, 30 were working in the greater Cumberland area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Cumberland will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Cumberland is $114,210 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.