Charleston has a general population of 96,650 and an overall student population of 37,054. Approximately 3,339 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Charleston, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Citadel Military College of South Carolina. In 2010, Citadel Military College of South Carolina graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with an engineering degree in Charleston. If you decide to attend one of Charleston's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,729 per year in instate tuition and $35,539 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $5,940 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,965 per year, on average, for room and board at Charleston-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Charleston after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Charleston, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 3,330 engineers in South Carolina, 730 were working in the greater Charleston area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Charleston will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Charleston is $70,770 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.