Cape Girardeau has a total population of 35,349 and a student population of 11,861. Of these students, 10,801 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Cape Girardeau, by student population, is Southeast Missouri State University. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Engineering program at Southeast Missouri State University.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Cape Girardeau in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Cape Girardeau's engineering schools was $16,435 per year for instate students and $21,070 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $447 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Cape Girardeau. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,358 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Cape Girardeau after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Cape Girardeau, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. There were 5,740 engineers working in Missouri and 40 working in the greater Cape Girardeau area in 2010. Cape Girardeau's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% 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 Cape Girardeau is $52,120 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.