There are 2 mechanical engineering schools in Arlington, Texas. With an overall population of 332,969 and a student population of 30,763, approximately 28,335 of Arlington students attend one of Arlington's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 2 mechanical engineering schools in Arlington, the largest mechanical 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 mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 131 students graduated with a mechanical 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 mechanical engineering schools was an average of $25,829 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $908 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,097 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,084.
If you plan on staying in Arlington after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Arlington, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 18,850 mechanical engineers in Texas, 1,730 were working in the greater Arlington area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Arlington will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Arlington is $72,570 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.
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