With an overall population of 4,410 and a student population of 8,608, approximately 8,608 of Prairie View students attend one of Prairie View's schools that offer engineering programs.
Prairie View A & M University is the largest engineering school in Prairie View, based on student population. In 2010, Prairie View A & M University graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 64 students graduated with an engineering degree in Prairie View. Tuition in 2009 at Prairie View's engineering schools was $18,578 per year for instate students and $26,888 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,763.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Prairie View, your job prospects are good. There were 28,100 engineers working in Texas and 10,070 working in the greater Prairie View area in 2010. The government projects that the number of engineers in Prairie View will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.