With an overall population of 332,969 and a student population of 30,763, approximately 28,085 of Arlington students attend one of Arlington's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Arlington, the largest engineering school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Arlington. In 2010, The University of Texas at Arlington graduated approximately 107 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 480 students graduated with an engineering degree in Arlington. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,181 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Arlington engineering schools was an average of $25,829 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $908 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Arlington. And if you live on campus at one of the Arlington-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,097 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,084.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Arlington, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 18,850 engineers in Texas, 1,730 were working in the greater Arlington area. Arlington's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 11% 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 Arlington is $72,570 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.