With an overall population of 44,779 and a student population of 19,061, approximately 15,300 of Hattiesburg students attend one of Hattiesburg's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Hattiesburg, by student population, is University of Southern Mississippi. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from University of Southern Mississippi with credentials in engineering.
A reported 25 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Hattiesburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Hattiesburg's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,412 per year in instate tuition and $24,062 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Hattiesburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Hattiesburg-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,212.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Hattiesburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,570 engineers in Mississippi, 70 were working in the greater Hattiesburg area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Hattiesburg will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Hattiesburg is $31,750 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.