Harlingen has a general population of 57,564 and an overall student population of 6,127. Approximately 5,988 of Harlingen's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Texas State Technical College Harlingen is the largest mechanical engineering school in Harlingen, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Harlingen's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,818 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Harlingen mechanical engineering schools was an average of $19,174 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,413 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Harlingen. And if you live on campus at one of the Harlingen-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $3,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,111.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Harlingen, your job prospects are average. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Harlingen will increase by 11% 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 Harlingen is $51,010 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.