Lubbock has a general population of 199,564 and an overall student population of 36,271. Approximately 30,049 of Lubbock's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Lubbock, by student population, is Texas Tech University. In 2010, Texas Tech University graduated approximately 201 students from its mechanical engineering program.
A total of 201 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Lubbock in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Lubbock's mechanical engineering schools was $18,288 per year for instate students and $24,936 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,805 per year, on average, for room and board at Lubbock-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Lubbock after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Lubbock, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are average. In 2010, of the 18,850 mechanical engineers in Texas, 40 were working in the greater Lubbock area. Lubbock's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Lubbock is $63,200 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.