West Columbia has a general population of 13,064 and an overall student population of 11,890. Approximately 11,890 of West Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in West Columbia, by student population, is Midlands Technical College. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Midlands Technical College with credentials in engineering.
In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in West Columbia was $3,533 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for engineering related books and supplies each year.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 3,640 engineers working in South Carolina and 890 working in the greater West Columbia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of engineers in West Columbia will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in West 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.