Boone has a general population of 13,472 and an overall student population of 16,968. Approximately 16,968 of Boone's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 1 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Boone in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Boone's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in instate tuition and $25,012 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boone-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Boone after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Boone, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 31 engineers in North Carolina were working in the greater Boone area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 10% in Boone. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Boone is $44,540 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.