Corpus Christi has a general population of 277,454 and an overall student population of 22,649. Approximately 9,468 of Corpus Christi's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Corpus Christi, by student population, is Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Corpus Christi in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Corpus Christi's mechanical engineering schools was $18,197 per year for instate students and $24,845 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $966 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every 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 mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,314.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Corpus Christi, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 82 mechanical engineers in Texas were working in the greater Corpus Christi area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 13% in Corpus Christi. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Corpus Christi is $68,430 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.