With an overall population of 187,035 and a student population of 29,266, approximately 14,350 of Durham students attend one of Durham's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Durham, by student population, is Duke University. In 2010, Duke University graduated approximately 175 students from its engineering program.
A total of 391 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Durham in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,741 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,230 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Durham. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,154 per year, on average, for room and board at Durham-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Durham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,170 engineers in North Carolina, 590 were working in the greater Durham area. Durham's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -1% 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 Durham is $46,240 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.