With an overall population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104, approximately 28,916 of Chapel Hill students attend one of Chapel Hill's schools that offer engineering programs.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the largest engineering school in Chapel Hill, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Chapel Hill in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Chapel Hill's engineering schools was $17,851 per year for instate students and $35,739 per year for out of state students.
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 at one of the Chapel Hill-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chapel Hill, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,170 engineers in North Carolina. Of these engineers, 590 were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to decrease by -1% in Chapel Hill. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Chapel Hill is $46,240 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.