If you decide that you want to get an engineering degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 engineering schools in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With an overall population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642, approximately 20,249 of Bethlehem students attend one of Bethlehem's schools that offer engineering programs.
Lehigh University is the largest engineering school in Bethlehem, based on student population. Approximately 101 students graduated in 2010 from Lehigh University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 434 students graduated with an engineering degree in Bethlehem. Tuition in 2009 at Bethlehem's engineering schools was $37,438 per year for instate students and $38,558 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,083 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Bethlehem. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,596 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $23,814.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem area in 2010. The government projects that the number of engineers in Bethlehem will decrease by -4% 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 Bethlehem is $81,130 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.
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