With an overall population of 27,906 and a student population of 25,349, approximately 25,127 of Kent students attend one of Kent's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Kent, by student population, is Kent State University at Kent. In 2010, Kent State University at Kent graduated approximately 131 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 138 students graduated with an engineering degree in Kent. Tuition in 2009 at Kent's engineering schools was $21,920 per year for instate students and $29,612 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,280 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Kent. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,940 per year, on average, for room and board at Kent-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Kent after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Kent, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 engineers in Ohio were working in the greater Kent area. Kent's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Kent, 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.