Texarkana has a total population of 34,782 and a student population of 6,671. Of these students, 5,018 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Texarkana, by student population, is Texarkana College. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Texarkana College with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with an engineering degree from one of Texarkana's engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,539 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Texarkana engineering schools was an average of $11,439 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,777 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Texarkana-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $1,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
If you plan on staying in Texarkana after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Texarkana, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. In 2010, there were 28,100 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 40 were working in the greater Texarkana area. The number of engineers in Texarkana is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Texarkana is $80,270 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.