Decatur has a total population of 1,426 and a student population of 2,639. Of these students, 2,639 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Decatur's largest engineering school is East Central Community College. In 2010, East Central Community College graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Decatur in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Decatur's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,410 per year in instate tuition and $11,510 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,240 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,990 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,420.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 engineers in Mississippi were working in the greater Decatur area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 18% in Decatur. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Decatur is $55,950 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.