The largest engineering school in University Park, by student population, is Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. In 2010, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 318 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1,621 students graduated with an engineering degree in University Park. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,520 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all University Park engineering schools was an average of $40,050 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,360 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,790 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in University Park after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in University Park, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. The government projects that the number of engineers in University Park will decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.