With an overall population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859, approximately 3,546 of Odessa students attend one of Odessa's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is the largest mechanical engineering school in Odessa, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin graduated approximately 0 students from its mechanical engineering program.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,239 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Odessa mechanical engineering schools was an average of $18,887 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $910 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,445 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,887.
If you plan on staying in Odessa after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Odessa, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 388 mechanical engineers in Texas were working in the greater Odessa area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 11% in Odessa. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Odessa is $86,400 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.