With an overall population of 28,657 and a student population of 2,841, approximately 2,313 of Hobbs students attend one of Hobbs's schools that offer engineering programs.
Hobbs's largest engineering school is New Mexico Junior College. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from New Mexico Junior College with credentials in engineering.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,280 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hobbs engineering schools was an average of $9,400 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,008 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,950 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $4,696.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Hobbs, your job prospects are good. There were 1,800 engineers working in New Mexico and 210 working in the greater Hobbs area in 2010. The government projects that the number of engineers in Hobbs will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Hobbs is $76,550 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.