With an overall population of 7,669 and a student population of 9,021, approximately 9,021 of Commerce students attend one of Commerce's schools that offer engineering programs.
Texas A & M University-Commerce is the largest engineering school in Commerce, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Engineering program at Texas A & M University-Commerce.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Commerce's engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Commerce's engineering schools was $17,320 per year for instate students and $25,660 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Commerce. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board at Commerce-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Commerce, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 15,670 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 3,930 were working in the greater Commerce area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Commerce will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Commerce is $56,150 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.