Lancaster has a general population of 56,348 and an overall student population of 5,789. Approximately 887 of Lancaster's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Lancaster, by student population, is Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. In 2010, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Lancaster's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,250 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Lancaster. And if you live on campus at one of the Lancaster-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,950.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Lancaster, your job prospects are not very good. There were 12,150 engineers working in Pennsylvania and 290 working in the greater Lancaster area in 2010. The number of engineers in Lancaster is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Lancaster, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,390 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.