With an overall population of 51,818 and a student population of 18,864, approximately 10,009 of La Crosse students attend one of La Crosse's schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the largest engineering school in La Crosse, based on student population. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduated approximately 37 students from its engineering program.
A total of 37 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in La Crosse in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,219 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all La Crosse engineering schools was an average of $23,792 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in La Crosse. And if you live on campus at one of the La Crosse-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $5,630 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in La Crosse, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,440 engineers in Wisconsin, 130 were working in the greater La Crosse area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to decrease by -1% in La Crosse. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in La Crosse is $77,880 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.