Scranton has a general population of 76,415 and an overall student population of 13,032. Approximately 5,811 of Scranton's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Scranton, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of Scranton. In 2010, University of Scranton graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Scranton in 2010. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Scranton, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $33,124.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Scranton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,440 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $38,574.
If you plan on staying in Scranton after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Scranton, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 12,150 engineers in Pennsylvania. Of these engineers, 420 were working in the greater Scranton area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 7% in Scranton. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Scranton is $62,710 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.