College Station has a general population of 67,890 and an overall student population of 50,530. Approximately 48,702 of College Station's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
College Station's largest engineering school is Texas A & M University. In 2010, approximately 314 students graduated from the Engineering program at Texas A & M University.
In 2010, 1,686 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of College Station's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of College Station's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,316 per year in instate tuition and $34,746 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,278 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in College Station. And if you live on campus at one of the College Station-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,039 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,277.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in College Station, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 28,100 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 800 were working in the greater College Station area. The number of engineers in College Station is expected to increase by 23% 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 College Station is $52,200 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.