If you decide that you want to get an engineering degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Lexington, Virginia. With an overall population of 6,867 and a student population of 3,653, approximately 3,653 of Lexington students attend one of Lexington's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Lexington, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Virginia Military Institute. Approximately 35 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia Military Institute with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 74 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Lexington's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lexington's engineering schools was $35,893 per year for instate students and $44,667 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,212 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,773 per year, on average, for room and board at Lexington-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Lexington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,470 engineers in Virginia, 130 were working in the greater Lexington area. Lexington's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Lexington is $60,200 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.