With an overall population of 8,232 and a student population of 4,294, approximately 4,294 of Hillsboro students attend one of Hillsboro's schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Hillsboro, by student population, is Hill College. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Hill College with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with an engineering degree in Hillsboro. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,605 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hillsboro engineering schools was an average of $12,005 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,300 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hillsboro-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $3,150 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,588.
If you plan on staying in Hillsboro after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Hillsboro, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 55 engineers in Texas were working in the greater Hillsboro area. The number of engineers in Hillsboro is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Hillsboro, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.