Denton has a total population of 80,537 and a student population of 48,341. Of these students, 35,003 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
University of North Texas is the largest mechanical engineering school in Denton, based on student population. In 2010, University of North Texas graduated approximately 23 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Denton in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,565 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Denton mechanical engineering schools was an average of $24,213 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,250 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Denton. And if you live on campus at one of the Denton-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,535 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Denton after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Denton, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 mechanical engineers in Texas were working in the greater Denton area. The number of mechanical engineers in Denton is expected 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 Denton is $83,710 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.