With an overall population of 56,554 and a student population of 13,507, approximately 12,068 of Hempstead students attend one of Hempstead's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Hempstead, by student population, is Hofstra University. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from Hofstra University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with an engineering degree in Hempstead. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,130 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Hempstead. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board at Hempstead-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
If you plan on staying in Hempstead after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Hempstead, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 14,050 engineers in New York, 1,690 were working in the greater Hempstead area. The number of engineers in Hempstead is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Hempstead is $85,750 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.