With an overall population of 31,226 and a student population of 1,672, approximately 1,672 of Lacey students attend one of Lacey's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Lacey, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Saint Martin's University. Approximately 19 students graduated in 2010 from Saint Martin's University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with an engineering degree in Lacey. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Lacey was $25,182 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lacey-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,360 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Lacey, your job prospects are good. There were 14,330 engineers working in Washington State and 720 working in the greater Lacey area in 2010. The number of engineers in Lacey 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 Lacey is $70,440 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.