Kilgore has a general population of 11,301 and an overall student population of 6,375. Approximately 6,375 of Kilgore's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Kilgore's largest engineering school is Kilgore College. In 2010, Kilgore College graduated approximately 3 students from its engineering program.
A total of 7 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Kilgore in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Kilgore's engineering schools was $10,330 per year for instate students and $11,194 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,813 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Kilgore. And if you live on campus at one of the Kilgore-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $3,980 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,350.
If you plan on staying in Kilgore after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Kilgore, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, there were 18,850 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 110 were working in the greater Kilgore area. Kilgore's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Kilgore is $72,250 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.