Lufkin has a total population of 32,709 and a student population of 5,500. Of these students, 5,422 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Lufkin, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is Angelina College. In 2010, Angelina College graduated approximately 22 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a mechanical engineering certificate from one of Lufkin's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,896 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lufkin mechanical engineering schools was an average of $12,706 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,330 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,232.
If you plan on staying in Lufkin after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Lufkin, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are average. In 2010, there were 18,850 mechanical engineers in Texas. Of these mechanical engineers, 160 were working in the greater Lufkin area. Lufkin'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.
As a mechanical engineer in Lufkin, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,470 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.