Ithaca has a total population of 29,287 and a student population of 27,527. Of these students, 20,633 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Cornell University is the largest engineering school in Ithaca, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 196 students graduated from the Engineering program at Cornell University.
A total of 919 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Ithaca in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,954 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $760 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,160 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $40,254.
If you plan on staying in Ithaca after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Ithaca, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,380 engineers in New York. Of these engineers, 150 were working in the greater Ithaca area. The number of engineers in Ithaca is expected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Ithaca, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,730 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.