Odessa has a general population of 90,943 and an overall student population of 8,859. Approximately 3,546 of Odessa's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Odessa's largest engineering school is The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Engineering program at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Tuition in 2009 at Odessa's engineering schools was $12,239 per year for instate students and $18,887 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $910 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Odessa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,445 per year, on average, for room and board at Odessa-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,887.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Odessa, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 348 engineers in Texas were working in the greater Odessa area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to decrease by 0% in Odessa. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Odessa is $53,480 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.