Potsdam has a general population of 9,425 and an overall student population of 7,486. Approximately 3,187 of Potsdam's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Clarkson University is the largest engineering school in Potsdam, based on student population. In 2010, Clarkson University graduated approximately 96 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 361 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Potsdam's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $32,910 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Potsdam-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $11,118 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Potsdam, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 14,050 engineers in New York, 210 were working in the greater Potsdam area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Potsdam will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Potsdam, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,340 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.