Portales has a total population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679. Of these students, 4,679 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Portales's largest engineering school is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with an engineering degree in Portales. If you decide to attend one of Portales's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in instate tuition and $19,526 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Portales, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,800 engineers in New Mexico. Of these engineers, 210 were working in the greater Portales area. The number of engineers in Portales is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Portales is $76,550 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.