Beaumont has a general population of 113,866 and an overall student population of 17,213. Approximately 13,992 of Beaumont's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Beaumont, by student population, is Lamar University. In 2010, Lamar University graduated approximately 147 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 242 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Beaumont's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Beaumont's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,630 per year in instate tuition and $24,832 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,480 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Beaumont. And if you live on campus at one of the Beaumont-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,290 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Beaumont, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,100 engineers in Texas, 530 were working in the greater Beaumont area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Beaumont will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Beaumont, you can expect to make an average salary of $84,080 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.