Lowell has a total population of 105,167 and a student population of 14,517. Of these students, 13,602 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Massachusetts-Lowell is the largest engineering school in Lowell, based on student population. Approximately 74 students graduated in 2010 from University of Massachusetts-Lowell with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 258 students graduated with an engineering degree in Lowell. Tuition in 2009 at Lowell's engineering schools was $22,148 per year for instate students and $34,168 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Lowell. And if you live on campus at one of the Lowell-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Lowell, your job prospects are not very good. There were 8,660 engineers working in Massachusetts and 760 working in the greater Lowell area in 2010. The number of engineers in Lowell is expected to decrease by -12% 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 Lowell is $48,410 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.