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 Waco, Texas. Waco has a total population of 113,726 and a student population of 31,041. Of these students, 23,742 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
The largest engineering school in Waco, by student population, is Baylor University. Approximately 43 students graduated in 2010 from Baylor University with credentials in engineering.
A total of 51 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Waco in 2010. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Waco was $14,911 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,285 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,971 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,027.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Waco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 13,770 engineers in Texas. Of these engineers, 120 were working in the greater Waco area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Waco will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Waco is $35,360 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.