With an overall population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251, approximately 28,898 of Morgantown students attend one of Morgantown's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Morgantown, the largest engineering school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 123 students from its engineering program.
A total of 442 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Morgantown in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's engineering schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,178 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Morgantown-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Morgantown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 490 engineers in West Virginia, 210 were working in the greater Morgantown area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 5% in Morgantown. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Morgantown is $103,630 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.