Butte has a general population of 33,892 and an overall student population of 2,741. Approximately 2,187 of Butte's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Montana Tech of the University of Montana is the largest engineering school in Butte, based on student population. Approximately 59 students graduated in 2010 from Montana Tech of the University of Montana with credentials in engineering.
A total of 137 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Butte in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Butte's engineering schools was $16,808 per year for instate students and $27,622 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,602 per year, on average, for room and board at Butte-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Butte after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Butte, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. In 2010, of the 990 engineers in Montana, 550 were working in the greater Butte area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Butte will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Butte is $63,380 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.