Parkersburg has a general population of 33,099 and an overall student population of 4,408. Approximately 4,223 of Parkersburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Parkersburg, by student population, is West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from West Virginia University at Parkersburg with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Parkersburg's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,076 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies each year.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Parkersburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 engineers in West Virginia were working in the greater Parkersburg area. Parkersburg'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Parkersburg is $67,740 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.