Swarthmore has a general population of 6,170 and an overall student population of 1,525. Approximately 1,525 of Swarthmore's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Swarthmore, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Swarthmore College. In 2010, Swarthmore College graduated approximately 17 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with an engineering degree in Swarthmore. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,860 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,150 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,740 per year, on average, for room and board at Swarthmore-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Swarthmore, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 12,150 engineers in Pennsylvania, 4,150 were working in the greater Swarthmore area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Swarthmore will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Swarthmore is $76,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.