With an overall population of 33,740 and a student population of 7,088, approximately 5,366 of Petersburg students attend one of Petersburg's schools that offer electrical engineering programs.
The largest electrical engineering school in Petersburg, by student population, is Virginia State University. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia State University with credentials in electrical engineering.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with an electrical engineering degree in Petersburg. If you decide to attend one of Petersburg's electrical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,799 per year in instate tuition and $25,133 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for electrical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Petersburg-based electrical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in electrical engineering, if you decide to work as an electrical engineer in Petersburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,800 electrical engineers in Virginia, 910 were working in the greater Petersburg area. By the year 2018, the number of electrical engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Petersburg. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for electrical engineers.
As an electrical engineer in Petersburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $80,950 per year. This is higher than the average salary for electrical engineers in the state.