If you are interested in pursuing engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Tacoma, Washington. With an overall population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872, approximately 10,406 of Tacoma students attend one of Tacoma's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Tacoma, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Tacoma Community College. In 2010, Tacoma Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with an engineering degree in Tacoma. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Tacoma, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $15,463.
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, you will face an additional expense of $8,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Tacoma-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,817.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Tacoma, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 14,330 engineers in Washington State. Of these engineers, 640 were working in the greater Tacoma area. The number of engineers in Tacoma is expected 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 Tacoma is $78,240 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.
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