Huntington has a general population of 51,475 and an overall student population of 18,092. Approximately 13,776 of Huntington's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Huntington, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Marshall University. Approximately 23 students graduated in 2010 from Marshall University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Huntington's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Huntington's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,668 per year in instate tuition and $23,914 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,556 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,116.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Huntington, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,340 engineers in West Virginia. Of these engineers, 150 were working in the greater Huntington area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Huntington will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Huntington is $81,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.