Fairfax has a general population of 21,498 and an overall student population of 32,304. Approximately 32,067 of Fairfax's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
George Mason University is the largest engineering school in Fairfax, based on student population. In 2010, George Mason University graduated approximately 230 students from its engineering program.
A total of 498 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Fairfax in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's engineering schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 5,450 engineers in Virginia, 6,370 were working in the greater Fairfax area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Fairfax will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $121,730 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.