There are 2 engineering schools in Austin, Texas. Austin has a general population of 656,562 and an overall student population of 105,227. Approximately 91,243 of Austin's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Austin, the largest engineering school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Austin. Approximately 286 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Austin with credentials in engineering.
A reported 1,207 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Austin in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Austin's engineering schools was $22,874 per year for instate students and $43,950 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $980 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Austin. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,602 per year, on average, for room and board at Austin-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,242.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Austin, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 engineers in Texas were working in the greater Austin area. Austin's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Austin, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,760 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.