With an overall population of 23,923 and a student population of 11,542, approximately 10,847 of Cookeville students attend one of Cookeville's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Cookeville, by student population, is Tennessee Technological University. Approximately 77 students graduated in 2010 from Tennessee Technological University with credentials in engineering.
A total of 182 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Cookeville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Cookeville's engineering schools was $17,872 per year for instate students and $29,800 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Cookeville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,262 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cookeville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,000 engineers in Tennessee, 80 were working in the greater Cookeville area. The number of engineers in Cookeville is expected to decrease by -10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Cookeville is $59,660 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.