With an overall population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163, approximately 4,979 of Worcester students attend one of Worcester's schools that offer engineering programs.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is the largest engineering school in Worcester, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 197 students graduated from the Engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
A reported 580 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Worcester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Worcester was $37,440 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Worcester-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $11,160 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $41,140.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Worcester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,810 engineers in Massachusetts. Of these engineers, 550 were working in the greater Worcester area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to decrease by -2% in Worcester. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Worcester, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,320 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.