Allentown has a general population of 106,632 and an overall student population of 5,807. Approximately 1,887 of Allentown's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Allentown, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Cedar Crest College. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Cedar Crest College with credentials in engineering.
If you decide to attend a engineering school in Allentown, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,135.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Allentown. And if you live on campus at one of the Allentown-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
If you plan on staying in Allentown after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Allentown, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. There were 9,300 engineers working in Pennsylvania and 670 working in the greater Allentown area in 2010. Allentown's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Allentown is $81,130 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.