Richardson has a total population of 91,802 and a student population of 16,244. Of these students, 15,783 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The University of Texas at Dallas is the largest engineering school in Richardson, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas at Dallas graduated approximately 77 students with credentials in engineering.
A reported 153 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Richardson in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,772 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Richardson engineering schools was an average of $32,602 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,228 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,820.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richardson, your job prospects are not very good. There were 15,670 engineers working in Texas and 3,930 working in the greater Richardson area in 2010. Richardson's engineer workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. 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 Richardson is $56,150 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.