Laurel has a general population of 19,960 and an overall student population of 1,137. Approximately 713 of Laurel's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Laurel, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Capitol College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Engineering program at Capitol College.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Laurel's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,882 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Laurel. And if you live on campus at one of the Laurel-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $4,676 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,482.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Laurel, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 engineers in Maryland were working in the greater Laurel area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 8% in Laurel. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Laurel is $121,730 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.