The largest engineering school in Perkinston, by student population, is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Approximately 29 students graduated in 2010 from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with credentials in engineering.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Perkinston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,072 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Perkinston engineering schools was an average of $10,918 per year in 2009.
And if you live on campus at one of the Perkinston-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $3,770 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,452.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Perkinston, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,220 engineers in Mississippi, 210 were working in the greater Perkinston area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 9% in Perkinston. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Perkinston is $55,600 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.