Newport News has a general population of 180,150 and an overall student population of 6,144. Approximately 4,952 of Newport News's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Christopher Newport University is the largest engineering school in Newport News, based on student population. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from Christopher Newport University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with an engineering degree in Newport News. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,267 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Newport News engineering schools was an average of $29,209 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $988 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Newport News. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,040 per year, on average, for room and board at Newport News-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Newport News after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Newport News, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. There were 10,470 engineers working in Virginia and 2,340 working in the greater Newport News area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 26% in Newport News. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Newport News, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,950 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.