Canyon has a total population of 12,875 and a student population of 7,634. Of these students, 7,634 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
West Texas A & M University is the largest engineering school in Canyon, based on student population. In 2010, West Texas A & M University graduated approximately 24 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Canyon's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Canyon's engineering schools was $15,970 per year for instate students and $22,618 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Canyon. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,466 per year, on average, for room and board at Canyon-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,944.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Canyon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 13,770 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 140 were working in the greater Canyon area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 16% in Canyon. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Canyon, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.