Corpus Christi has a total population of 277,454 and a student population of 22,649. Of these students, 9,468 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Corpus Christi, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. In 2010, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi graduated approximately 9 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with an engineering degree in Corpus Christi. If you decide to attend one of Corpus Christi's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,197 per year in instate tuition and $24,845 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $966 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,625 per year, on average, for room and board at Corpus Christi-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,314.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Corpus Christi, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 28,100 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 250 were working in the greater Corpus Christi area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 23% in Corpus Christi. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Corpus Christi is $74,120 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.