With an overall population of 45,504 and a student population of 7,222, approximately 5,701 of Joplin students attend one of Joplin's schools that offer engineering programs.
Missouri Southern State University is the largest engineering school in Joplin, based on student population. In 2010, Missouri Southern State University graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Joplin in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,980 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Joplin engineering schools was an average of $17,982 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,080.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Joplin, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 930 engineers in Missouri, 90 were working in the greater Joplin area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Joplin will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Joplin, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,990 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.