Dallas has a total population of 1,188,580 and a student population of 78,238. Of these students, 10,891 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Dallas, by student population, is Southern Methodist University. In 2010, Southern Methodist University graduated approximately 54 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 54 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Dallas in 2010. In 2009 tuition at mechanical engineering schools in Dallas was $35,160 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Dallas. And if you live on campus at one of the Dallas-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $12,360 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dallas, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 mechanical engineers in Texas were working in the greater Dallas area. Dallas's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. 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 Dallas is $83,710 per year, which is higher than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.