Northampton has a total population of 28,978 and a student population of 3,121. Of these students, 3,121 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Northampton, by student population, is Smith College. Approximately 24 students graduated in 2010 from Smith College with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Northampton's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,758 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Northampton-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $12,622 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 Northampton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,810 engineers in Massachusetts, 440 were working in the greater Northampton area. The number of engineers in Northampton is expected to decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Northampton, you can expect to make an average salary of $67,980 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.