Harrisburg has a general population of 48,950 and an overall student population of 23,668. Approximately 22,529 of Harrisburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg is the largest engineering school in Harrisburg, based on student population. In 2010, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg graduated approximately 10 students from its engineering program.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Harrisburg in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Harrisburg was $3,480 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for engineering related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Harrisburg, your job prospects are not very good. There were 12,150 engineers working in Pennsylvania and 1,170 working in the greater Harrisburg area in 2010. Harrisburg's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Harrisburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,430 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.