Blacksburg has a general population of 39,573 and an overall student population of 31,581. Approximately 30,870 of Blacksburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Blacksburg, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 2010, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduated approximately 338 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 1,405 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Blacksburg's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Blacksburg's engineering schools was $19,565 per year for instate students and $32,838 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Blacksburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Blacksburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,760 engineers in Virginia. Of these engineers, 200 were working in the greater Blacksburg area. The number of engineers in Blacksburg is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Blacksburg is $74,360 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131