With an overall population of 223,891 and a student population of 47,585, approximately 10,614 of Greensboro students attend one of Greensboro's schools that offer engineering programs.
North Carolina A & T State University is the largest engineering school in Greensboro, based on student population. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from North Carolina A & T State University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 190 students graduated with an engineering degree in Greensboro. Tuition in 2009 at Greensboro's engineering schools was $13,327 per year for instate students and $23,184 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,077 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Greensboro. And if you live on campus at one of the Greensboro-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $5,659 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 Greensboro after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Greensboro, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,840 engineers in North Carolina. Of these engineers, 450 were working in the greater Greensboro area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Greensboro will 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 Greensboro is $71,660 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.