Madison has a total population of 208,054 and a student population of 78,603. Of these students, 41,654 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
University of Wisconsin-Madison is the largest engineering school in Madison, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 236 students graduated from the Engineering program at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A reported 858 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Madison in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,187 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Madison engineering schools was an average of $34,936 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,040 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,157 per year, on average, for room and board at Madison-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,860.
If you plan on staying in Madison after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Madison, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 4,820 engineers in Wisconsin, 970 were working in the greater Madison area. Madison's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 11% 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 Madison is $66,710 per year, which is higher than the average for engineers state-wide.