With an overall population of 6,551 and a student population of 8,810, approximately 8,810 of La Plata students attend one of La Plata's schools that offer engineering programs.
College of Southern Maryland is the largest engineering school in La Plata, based on student population. In 2010, College of Southern Maryland graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with an engineering degree in La Plata. If you decide to attend a engineering school in La Plata, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,952.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for engineering related books and supplies each year.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Plata, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 6,790 engineers in Maryland, 6,370 were working in the greater La Plata area. The number of engineers in La Plata is expected to increase by 8% 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 La Plata is $121,730 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.