Wichita Falls has a general population of 104,197 and an overall student population of 6,575. Approximately 6,341 of Wichita Falls's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Wichita Falls, by student population, is Midwestern State University. In 2010, Midwestern State University graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Wichita Falls in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Wichita Falls's mechanical 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, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Wichita Falls-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $4,426 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Wichita Falls, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 517 mechanical engineers in Texas were working in the greater Wichita Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 11% in Wichita Falls. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Wichita Falls is $61,200 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.