If you are interested in pursuing engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Troy, New York. With an overall population of 49,170 and a student population of 21,055, approximately 20,221 of Troy students attend one of Troy's schools that offer engineering programs.
Troy's largest engineering school is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Approximately 227 students graduated in 2010 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with credentials in engineering.
A total of 759 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Troy in 2010. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Troy, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,504.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,145 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,904.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Troy, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 engineers in New York were working in the greater Troy area. The number of engineers in Troy 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 Troy is $80,280 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.