There are 2 engineering schools in Richmond, Virginia. With an overall population of 197,790 and a student population of 50,842, approximately 44,901 of Richmond students attend one of Richmond's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Richmond, by student population, is Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2010, Virginia Commonwealth University graduated approximately 70 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 212 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Richmond's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Richmond's engineering schools was $23,731 per year for instate students and $37,365 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,837 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,335 per year, on average, for room and board at Richmond-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,770.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Richmond, your job prospects are not very good. There were 7,760 engineers working in Virginia and 320 working in the greater Richmond area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 7% in Richmond. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Richmond is $105,600 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.
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