Brainerd has a general population of 13,178 and an overall student population of 4,206. Approximately 4,206 of Brainerd's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Brainerd, by student population, is Central Lakes College-Brainerd. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Engineering program at Central Lakes College-Brainerd.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Brainerd's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $5,019 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Brainerd.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Brainerd, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 21 engineers in Minnesota were working in the greater Brainerd area. Brainerd's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Brainerd is $63,730 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.