The largest engineering school in Amherst, by student population, is University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2010, University of Massachusetts Amherst graduated approximately 109 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 342 students graduated with an engineering degree in Amherst. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,593 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Amherst engineering schools was an average of $34,090 per year in 2009.
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 Amherst. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,785 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Amherst, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of engineers in Amherst will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.