If you decide that you want to get an engineering degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Tyler, Texas. Tyler has a total population of 83,650 and a student population of 18,298. Of these students, 17,246 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Tyler, the largest engineering school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Tyler. In 2010, approximately 27 students graduated from the Engineering program at The University of Texas at Tyler.
A total of 62 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Tyler in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,705 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tyler engineering schools was an average of $17,377 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,033 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,745 per year, on average, for room and board at Tyler-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,362.
If you plan on staying in Tyler after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Tyler, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. In 2010, of the 28,100 engineers in Texas, 200 were working in the greater Tyler area. Tyler's engineer workforce is projected 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 Tyler is $81,320 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.