Jackson has a general population of 59,643 and an overall student population of 12,797. Approximately 3,916 of Jackson's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Union University is the largest engineering school in Jackson, based on student population. In 2010, Union University graduated approximately 4 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with an engineering degree in Jackson. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,040 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jackson-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Jackson after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Jackson, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. There were 2,080 engineers working in Tennessee and 70 working in the greater Jackson area in 2010. The number of engineers in Jackson is expected to decrease by -6% 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 Jackson is $48,010 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.