Cheney has a total population of 8,832 and a student population of 11,300. Of these students, 11,300 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Eastern Washington University is the largest engineering school in Cheney, based on student population. In 2010, Eastern Washington University graduated approximately 46 students from its engineering program.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Cheney in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,838 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cheney engineering schools was an average of $26,556 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,035 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cheney-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,073 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,765.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cheney, your job prospects are good. There were 14,330 engineers working in Washington State and 490 working in the greater Cheney area in 2010. Cheney's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Cheney, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,080 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.