Elizabethtown has a general population of 11,887 and an overall student population of 2,361. Approximately 2,361 of Elizabethtown's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Elizabethtown, by student population, is Elizabethtown College. In 2010, Elizabethtown College graduated approximately 6 students from its engineering program.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Elizabethtown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,800 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Elizabethtown-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,150 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Elizabethtown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 12,150 engineers in Pennsylvania. Of these engineers, 290 were working in the greater Elizabethtown area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Elizabethtown will 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 Elizabethtown is $70,390 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.