College Place has a total population of 7,818 and a student population of 1,808. Of these students, 1,808 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in College Place, by student population, is Walla Walla University. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Walla Walla University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with an engineering degree in College Place. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,794 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,068 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in College Place. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,010 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $25,698.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in College Place, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 14,330 engineers in Washington State. Of these engineers, 310 were working in the greater College Place area. The number of engineers in College Place is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in College Place is $89,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.