Montgomery, West Virginia has 2 engineering schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. Montgomery has a general population of 1,942 and an overall student population of 2,165. Approximately 2,165 of Montgomery's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Montgomery, by student population, is West Virginia University Institute of Technology. In 2010, West Virginia University Institute of Technology graduated approximately 16 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 53 students graduated with an engineering degree in Montgomery. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,844 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Montgomery engineering schools was an average of $22,075 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,389 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,342 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,804.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Montgomery, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 engineers in West Virginia were working in the greater Montgomery area. Montgomery's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Montgomery, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,590 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.