Greenville has a general population of 60,476 and an overall student population of 27,955. Approximately 27,654 of Greenville's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Greenville, the largest engineering school, by student population, is East Carolina University. In 2010, approximately 135 students graduated from the Engineering program at East Carolina University.
A reported 154 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Greenville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Greenville's engineering schools was $16,502 per year for instate students and $27,336 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,075 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Greenville-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,702.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Greenville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,590 engineers in North Carolina, 60 were working in the greater Greenville area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Greenville will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Greenville is $74,320 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.