Raleigh has a total population of 276,093 and a student population of 57,092. Of these students, 33,819 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
North Carolina State University at Raleigh is the largest engineering school in Raleigh, based on student population. In 2010, North Carolina State University at Raleigh graduated approximately 256 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1,478 students graduated with an engineering degree in Raleigh. If you decide to attend one of Raleigh's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,715 per year in instate tuition and $29,200 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Raleigh-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,966 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,095.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Raleigh, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 engineers in North Carolina were working in the greater Raleigh area. Raleigh's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Raleigh is $75,750 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.