Rapid City has a total population of 59,607 and a student population of 5,498. Of these students, 2,176 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Rapid City, the largest engineering school, by student population, is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Approximately 76 students graduated in 2010 from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 226 students graduated with an engineering degree in Rapid City. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,660 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rapid City engineering schools was an average of $19,040 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,950 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,080 per year, on average, for room and board at Rapid City-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Rapid City is $64,450 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.