Pennsylvania contains three schools that offer aerospace engineering programs. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking aerospace engineering school in PA, has a total student population of 45,185 and is the 608th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 aerospace engineering schools in Pennsylvania, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics comes out as the most expensive ($20,394/yr), with Community College of Beaver County as the lowest recorded at only $4,128/yr.
Aerospace Engineering students from Pennsylvania schools who go on to become aerospace engineers, engineers, aviation engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 70,570 people working as aerospace engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,270. Also, Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make on average $59,820 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pennsylvania alone, there are 50 employed aerospace engineering and operations technicians earning an average yearly salary of $54,670. Aerospace engineers in this state earn $91,110/yr and there are 580 employed.
Also, within the aerospace engineering schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from aerospace engineering, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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