With an overall population of 94,911 and a student population of 11,591, approximately 8,927 of Roanoke students attend one of Roanoke's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Roanoke, by student population, is Virginia Western Community College. In 2010, Virginia Western Community College graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with an engineering degree in Roanoke. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Roanoke was $2,659 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Roanoke, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 engineers in Virginia were working in the greater Roanoke area. Roanoke's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% 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 Roanoke is $70,400 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.