Austin, Texas has 2 mechanical engineering schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Austin has a total population of 656,562 and a student population of 105,227. Of these students, 51,016 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 2 mechanical engineering schools in Austin, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin graduated approximately 286 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 293 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Austin's mechanical engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Austin's mechanical 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, plan on spending an average of $860 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. 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 mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,272.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Austin, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 18,850 mechanical engineers in Texas. Of these mechanical engineers, 820 were working in the greater Austin area. Austin's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Austin, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,210 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.