If you decide that you want to get an engineering degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Albany, New York. With an overall population of 95,658 and a student population of 67,253, approximately 52,649 of Albany students attend one of Albany's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Albany, by student population, is SUNY at Albany. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Engineering program at SUNY at Albany.
A total of 41 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Albany in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Albany's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,728 per year in instate tuition and $27,628 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Albany-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $10,238 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Albany, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 14,050 engineers in New York. Of these engineers, 1,560 were working in the greater Albany area. The number of engineers in Albany is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Albany, you can expect to make an average salary of $80,280 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.
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