With an overall population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736, approximately 3,897 of Asheville students attend one of Asheville's schools that offer engineering programs.
University of North Carolina at Asheville is the largest engineering school in Asheville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of North Carolina at Asheville.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Asheville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Asheville's engineering schools was $14,970 per year for instate students and $26,687 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $850 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Asheville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,890 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Asheville after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Asheville, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,840 engineers in North Carolina. Of these engineers, 240 were working in the greater Asheville area. Asheville's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 4% 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 Asheville is $64,620 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.