Southfield has a total population of 78,296 and a student population of 7,938. Of these students, 4,488 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Southfield, by student population, is Lawrence Technological University. In 2010, approximately 90 students graduated from the Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University.
A reported 290 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Southfield in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Southfield was $23,008 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,319 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Southfield-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,353 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,185.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Southfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 24,230 engineers in Michigan. Of these engineers, 14,680 were working in the greater Southfield area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 5% in Southfield. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Southfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $88,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.