Rock Springs has a general population of 18,708 and an overall student population of 4,079. Approximately 4,079 of Rock Springs's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Western Wyoming Community College is the largest engineering school in Rock Springs, based on student population. In 2010, Western Wyoming Community College graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Rock Springs in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Rock Springs's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $7,852 per year in instate tuition and $11,116 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Rock Springs. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,023 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $4,794.
If you plan on staying in Rock Springs after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Rock Springs, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. There were 780 engineers working in Wyoming and 170 working in the greater Rock Springs area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 15% in Rock Springs. 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 Rock Springs is $72,120 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.