Wichita Falls has a total population of 104,197 and a student population of 6,575. Of these students, 6,341 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 1 engineering schools in Wichita Falls, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Midwestern State University. In 2010, Midwestern State University graduated approximately 13 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with an engineering degree in Wichita Falls. Tuition in 2009 at Wichita Falls's engineering schools was $14,202 per year for instate students and $14,922 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Wichita Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,426 per year, on average, for room and board at Wichita Falls-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Wichita Falls after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Wichita Falls, which is the most popular engineering profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 174 engineers in Texas were working in the greater Wichita Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 16% in Wichita Falls. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Wichita Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,740 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.