With an overall population of 34,733 and a student population of 30,803, approximately 30,803 of San Marcos students attend one of San Marcos's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in San Marcos, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in engineering.
A total of 44 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in San Marcos in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at San Marcos's engineering schools was $18,148 per year for instate students and $24,796 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,050 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board at San Marcos-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
If you plan on staying in San Marcos after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in San Marcos, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 engineers in Texas were working in the greater San Marcos area. The government projects that the number of engineers in San Marcos will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in San Marcos, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,760 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.