Las Vegas has a general population of 14,565 and an overall student population of 5,530. Approximately 3,739 of Las Vegas's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
New Mexico Highlands University is the largest engineering school in Las Vegas, based on student population. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from New Mexico Highlands University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Las Vegas's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,362 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Las Vegas engineering schools was an average of $16,929 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $850 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Las Vegas. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,555 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,173.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Las Vegas, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,030 engineers in New Mexico, 60 were working in the greater Las Vegas area. Las Vegas's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Las Vegas is $47,840 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.