Columbia, South Carolina has 2 engineering schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. With an overall population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204, approximately 31,465 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Columbia, the largest engineering school, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, approximately 86 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of South Carolina-Columbia.
A total of 244 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,982 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbia engineering schools was an average of $31,270 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,468 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,022 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,101.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,640 engineers in South Carolina, 890 were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of engineers in Columbia is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $63,780 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
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