Portsmouth has a total population of 20,909 and a student population of 8,944. Of these students, 4,300 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Shawnee State University is the largest engineering school in Portsmouth, based on student population. In 2010, Shawnee State University graduated approximately 7 students from its engineering program.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Portsmouth in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Portsmouth's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,350 per year in instate tuition and $22,694 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,440 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Portsmouth. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board at Portsmouth-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Portsmouth, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 56 engineers in Ohio were working in the greater Portsmouth area. The number of engineers in Portsmouth is expected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Portsmouth is $61,250 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.