Pasco has a general population of 32,066 and an overall student population of 6,978. Approximately 6,978 of Pasco's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Pasco, by student population, is Columbia Basin College. In 2010, Columbia Basin College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Pasco's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,075 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,065 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 Pasco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 14,330 engineers in Washington State. Of these engineers, 1,840 were working in the greater Pasco area. Pasco's engineer workforce is projected to 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 Pasco is $89,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.