Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five engineering schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about engineering programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at University of North Florida such as John Adcox, Bob Brasswell, Joseph Campbell, Chiu Choi, Richard Conte, and Daniel Cox.
Engineering students from Jacksonville 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. In fact, in the Jacksonville area alone, there are ** employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $82,690. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $65,550/yr and there are 9,230 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 16 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 5 engineering schools in Jacksonville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($22,344/yr) for engineering students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|