Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has three engineering schools within its city limits. University of Alaska Anchorage, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 17,276. It is the 511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Alaska (#1 is University of Alaska Fairbanks). To learn more about engineering programs in Anchorage, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at University of Alaska Anchorage such as Osama Abaza, Muhammad Ali, Grant Baker, Kerry Barnes, John Bean, and Brian Bennett.
Engineering students from Anchorage schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary.
Of the 3 engineering schools in Anchorage, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charter College comes out as the most expensive ($18,163/yr) for engineering students, with University of Alaska Anchorage as the lowest, reported at only $12,399/yr.
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