Beckley has a general population of 17,254 and an overall student population of 9,181. Approximately 5,951 of Beckley's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Mountain State University is the largest engineering school in Beckley, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Engineering program at Mountain State University.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Beckley in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Beckley was $6,900 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,530 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Beckley. And if you live on campus at one of the Beckley-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,116 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,930.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Beckley, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 770 engineers in West Virginia, 210 were working in the greater Beckley area. Beckley's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Beckley is $37,550 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.