Springfield has a total population of 151,580 and a student population of 44,963. Of these students, 20,371 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Springfield, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Missouri State University. In 2010, approximately 37 students graduated from the Engineering program at Missouri State University.
A reported 47 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Springfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,628 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Springfield engineering schools was an average of $21,908 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,922 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 engineers in Missouri were working in the greater Springfield area. Springfield'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 Springfield is $67,130 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.