If you are interested in pursuing engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With an overall population of 101,355 and a student population of 49,996, approximately 38,035 of Cambridge students attend one of Cambridge's schools that offer engineering programs.
Cambridge's largest engineering school is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduated approximately 327 students from its engineering program.
A reported 1,196 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Cambridge in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,397 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,075 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Cambridge. And if you live on campus at one of the Cambridge-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $11,608 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cambridge, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 8,580 engineers in Massachusetts. Of these engineers, 4,990 were working in the greater Cambridge area. The number of engineers in Cambridge is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Cambridge is $80,970 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.
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