Brownsville has a total population of 139,722 and a student population of 18,432. Of these students, 17,151 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Brownsville, the largest engineering school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Brownsville. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Engineering program at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Brownsville's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,608 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Brownsville engineering schools was an average of $22,810 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $646 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,367 per year, on average, for room and board at Brownsville-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,826.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Brownsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 232 engineers in Texas were working in the greater Brownsville area. Brownsville's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Brownsville is $32,060 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.