With an overall population of 11,909 and a student population of 683, approximately 683 of Los Alamos students attend one of Los Alamos's schools that offer engineering programs.
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus is the largest engineering school in Los Alamos, based on student population. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Los Alamos's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Los Alamos's engineering schools was $13,380 per year for instate students and $15,588 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $920 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Los Alamos-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $1,913 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,634.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Los Alamos, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 330 engineers in New Mexico, 60 were working in the greater Los Alamos area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 8% in Los Alamos. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Los Alamos, you can expect to make an average salary of $74,430 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.