If you are interested in pursuing engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Hickory, North Carolina. Hickory has a general population of 37,222 and an overall student population of 7,202. Approximately 7,202 of Hickory's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Hickory, by student population, is Catawba Valley Community College. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Catawba Valley Community College with credentials in engineering.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Hickory in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Hickory was $12,965 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,155 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Hickory. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,392.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,270 engineers in North Carolina. Of these engineers, 120 were working in the greater Hickory area. Hickory's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Hickory, you can expect to make an average salary of $96,470 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.
2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699
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