Jacksonville has a total population of 13,868 and a student population of 1,272. Of these students, 817 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Jacksonville, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Lon Morris College. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from Lon Morris College with credentials in engineering.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Jacksonville in 2010. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Jacksonville, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $13,572.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,286 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jacksonville-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,130 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 31 engineers in Texas were working in the greater Jacksonville area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville is $34,690 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.