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 mechanical engineering programs.
The University of Texas at Dallas is the largest mechanical engineering school in Richardson, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas at Dallas graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
If you decide to attend one of Richardson's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,772 per year in instate tuition and $32,602 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Richardson-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,820.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Richardson, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 18,850 mechanical engineers in Texas. Of these mechanical engineers, 3,490 were working in the greater Richardson area. Richardson'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Richardson is $83,710 per year, which is higher than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.