Petersburg has a general population of 33,740 and an overall student population of 7,088. Approximately 5,366 of Petersburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Petersburg, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Virginia State University. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Engineering program at Virginia State University.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Petersburg's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Petersburg's 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 engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board at Petersburg-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 Petersburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,470 engineers in Virginia. Of these engineers, 1,340 were working in the greater Petersburg area. The number of engineers in Petersburg is expected to increase by 26% 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 Petersburg is $73,410 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.