Akron has a total population of 217,074 and a student population of 27,666. Of these students, 25,959 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Akron Main Campus is the largest engineering school in Akron, based on student population. Approximately 92 students graduated in 2010 from University of Akron Main Campus with credentials in engineering.
A reported 238 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Akron in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Akron's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,869 per year in instate tuition and $30,117 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Akron, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 13,480 engineers in Ohio, 1,020 were working in the greater Akron area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Akron will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Akron, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,580 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.