El Paso has a general population of 563,662 and an overall student population of 53,380. Approximately 21,011 of El Paso's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The University of Texas at El Paso is the largest mechanical engineering school in El Paso, based on student population. Approximately 90 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at El Paso with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 90 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of El Paso's mechanical engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at El Paso's mechanical engineering schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $27,475 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,064 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in El Paso. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,203 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,771.
If you plan on staying in El Paso after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in El Paso, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are good. In 2010, of the 12,330 mechanical engineers in Texas, 110 were working in the greater El Paso area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in El Paso will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in El Paso is $81,730 per year, which is higher than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.