Edinburg has a general population of 48,465 and an overall student population of 18,337. Approximately 18,337 of Edinburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Edinburg, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is The University of Texas-Pan American. In 2010, approximately 79 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at The University of Texas-Pan American.
A total of 79 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Edinburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,469 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Edinburg mechanical engineering schools was an average of $21,117 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,294 per year, on average, for room and board at Edinburg-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,843.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Edinburg, your job prospects are good. There were 4,960 mechanical engineers working in Texas and 70 working in the greater Edinburg area in 2010. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Edinburg will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Edinburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,150 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.