Socorro has a general population of 8,877 and an overall student population of 1,761. Approximately 1,761 of Socorro's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is the largest engineering school in Socorro, based on student population. In 2010, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 108 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Socorro's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Socorro's engineering schools was $15,071 per year for instate students and $24,032 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,702 per year, on average, for room and board at Socorro-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,369.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Socorro, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,010 engineers in New Mexico, 50 were working in the greater Socorro area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Socorro will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Socorro, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,350 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.