Helena has a general population of 25,780 and an overall student population of 2,842. Approximately 1,462 of Helena's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Carroll College is the largest engineering school in Helena, based on student population. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Carroll College with credentials in engineering.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Helena in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Helena was $22,384 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Helena. And if you live on campus at one of the Helena-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,512 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Helena, your job prospects are good. There were 990 engineers working in Montana and 550 working in the greater Helena area in 2010. Helena's engineer workforce is projected to 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 Helena is $63,380 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.