Edinburg has a total population of 48,465 and a student population of 18,337. Of these students, 18,337 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Edinburg, by student population, is The University of Texas-Pan American. In 2010, The University of Texas-Pan American graduated approximately 79 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 110 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Edinburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Edinburg's engineering schools was $14,469 per year for instate students and $21,117 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Edinburg-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $5,294 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,843.
If you plan on staying in Edinburg after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Edinburg, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 139 engineers in Texas were working in the greater Edinburg area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Edinburg will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Edinburg is $34,510 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.