Trenton has a general population of 85,403 and an overall student population of 31,885. Approximately 6,980 of Trenton's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The College of New Jersey is the largest engineering school in Trenton, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Engineering program at The College of New Jersey.
In 2010, 69 students graduated with an engineering degree in Trenton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,218 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Trenton engineering schools was an average of $34,904 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Trenton-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,996 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Trenton, your job prospects are average. There were 7,000 engineers working in New Jersey and 760 working in the greater Trenton area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 11% in Trenton. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Trenton is $84,390 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.