Chester has a general population of 36,854 and an overall student population of 4,814. Approximately 4,814 of Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Chester, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 59 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 engineers in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 7% in Chester. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Chester is $76,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.