Altoona has a total population of 49,523 and a student population of 4,782. Of these students, 4,182 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is the largest engineering school in Altoona, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Engineering program at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona.
Tuition in 2009 at Altoona's engineering schools was $26,854 per year for instate students and $33,182 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,360 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,790 per year, on average, for room and board at Altoona-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,692.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Altoona, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 12,150 engineers in Pennsylvania, 180 were working in the greater Altoona area. Altoona's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% 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 Altoona is $62,710 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.