Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has six engineering schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about engineering programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at University of Washington such as El-Hadi Aggoune, Kamal Ahmed, Mark Benjamin, John Berg, Karl Bohringer, and Linda Boyle.
Engineering students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 6,270 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $92,140. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $80,430/yr and there are 51,300 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 36.521 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 4.464/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 6 engineering schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for engineering students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|