Murfreesboro has a total population of 68,816 and a student population of 25,929. Of these students, 25,188 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Murfreesboro, by student population, is Middle Tennessee State University. In 2010, Middle Tennessee State University graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 94 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Murfreesboro in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Murfreesboro's engineering schools was $16,878 per year for instate students and $28,806 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
If you plan on staying in Murfreesboro after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Murfreesboro, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 engineers in Tennessee were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. Murfreesboro's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -4% 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 Murfreesboro is $86,820 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.