Vancouver, WA (population: 169,603) has one electrical engineering school within its city limits. Clark College has a total student population of 12,989. It is the 5007th highest ranked school in the USA and the 82nd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about electrical engineering programs in Vancouver, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of electrical engineering professors at Clark College such as Tina Barsotti, Izad Khormaee, Brad Lachappelle, and William Wheeler.
Electrical Engineering students from Vancouver schools who go on to become electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical design engineers, electrical controls engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,660 people working as electrical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,250. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 290 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $50,690. Electrical engineers in this area earn $89,680/yr and there are 1,590 employed.
Vancouver lies in Clark county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.599 out of every 1000 jobs in Vancouver are held by electrical engineers, and 0.294/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clark College ends up costing a student $5,278/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Vancouver|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||18.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||70.7 miles|