Abilene has a general population of 115,930 and an overall student population of 8,874. Approximately 4,813 of Abilene's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Abilene Christian University is the largest engineering school in Abilene, based on student population. In 2010, Abilene Christian University graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in engineering.
If you decide to attend a engineering school in Abilene, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $20,290.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,510 per year, on average, for room and board at Abilene-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Abilene, your job prospects are good. There were 13,770 engineers working in Texas and 110 working in the greater Abilene area in 2010. Abilene's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Abilene is $38,760 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.