If you are interested in pursuing engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Lubbock, Texas. With an overall population of 199,564 and a student population of 36,271, approximately 31,955 of Lubbock students attend one of Lubbock's schools that offer engineering programs.
Texas Tech University is the largest engineering school in Lubbock, based on student population. Approximately 201 students graduated in 2010 from Texas Tech University with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 612 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Lubbock's engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Lubbock's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,880 per year in instate tuition and $25,204 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,075 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,380 per year, on average, for room and board at Lubbock-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Lubbock, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 28,100 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 180 were working in the greater Lubbock area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Lubbock will increase by 23% 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 Lubbock is $61,760 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.
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