Beaumont has a general population of 113,866 and an overall student population of 17,745. Approximately 13,992 of Beaumont's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Beaumont, by student population, is Lamar University. In 2010, approximately 36 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Lamar University.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Beaumont. Tuition in 2009 at Beaumont's mechanical engineering schools was $17,630 per year for instate students and $24,832 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,480 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,290 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Beaumont, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 18,850 mechanical engineers in Texas, 190 were working in the greater Beaumont area. Beaumont's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to 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 Beaumont is $86,820 per year, which is higher than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.