Centralia has a general population of 14,742 and an overall student population of 3,574. Approximately 3,574 of Centralia's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Centralia's largest engineering school is Centralia College. In 2010, Centralia College graduated approximately 1 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with an engineering degree in Centralia. Tuition in 2009 at Centralia's engineering schools was $12,244 per year for instate students and $12,634 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Centralia-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,075.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Centralia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 82 engineers in Washington State were working in the greater Centralia area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Centralia will increase by 16% 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 Centralia is $63,820 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.