Mechanical Engineering in Texas

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Texas


Each year, roughly 0.4% of Texas students graduate with degrees in mechanical engineering. That means an estimated 1,981 mechanical engineers graduate from Texas' 37 mechanical engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

The University of Texas at Austin, which is located in Austin, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a mechanical engineering program. It received a ranking of 11th in the country in 2010. 286 students graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. The University of Texas at Austin charged in-state students $9,418 in tuition fees per year.

Rice University, which is located in Houston, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a mechanical engineering program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 54 students graduated with degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University in 2010. The tuition rate at Rice University was $33,771 per year.

Texas A & M University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in College Station. In 2010, Texas A & M University graduated 314 students from its mechanical engineering programs. The tuition rate at Texas A & M University was $8,387 per year.

Cost

Mechanical engineering schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $7,762 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,230 per year, or as little as $1,164 per year. In 2010, the mechanical engineering schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Rice University - located in Houston, students are charged $33,771 per year
  3. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year

The mechanical engineering schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Paris Junior College - located in Paris, students are charged $1,164 per year
  2. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year
  3. Amarillo College - located in Amarillo, students are charged $1,506 per year

A mechanical engineering degree from a Texas school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mechanical engineering school in Texas go on to work as a mechanical engineer. Texas had 16,170 mechanical engineers in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Texas mechanical engineers:

  1. Austin County - 7,510 mechanical engineers
  2. Collin County - 3,490 mechanical engineers
  3. Johnson County - 1,730 mechanical engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of mechanical engineers is expected to grow by 11% by 2018. There are projected to be 21,040 mechanical engineers working in the Texas then.

Salary

On average, mechanical engineers earn $89,810 per year. However, Texas mechanical engineers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $23,780 per year to more than $158,360 per year in 2010. The counties in Texas with the highest average salary for a mechanical engineer are:

  1. Calhoun County - $101,580 per year
  2. Austin County - $99,800 per year
  3. Aransas County - $90,660 per year

On average, mechanical engineers earns the least in the following Texas counties:

  1. Irion County - $50,110 per year
  2. Brazos County - $51,620 per year
  3. Cameron County - $53,990 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mechanical engineering in Texas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as civil engineering or mechanical engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Texas
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,603 miles from location Texas A & M University College Station TX 85.085 53% 48,702
6,546 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
6,639 miles from location The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX 27.8116 55% 28,085
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,616 miles from location The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson TX 71.7747 47% 15,783
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,547 miles from location University of Houston-Downtown Houston TX 10.696 n/a 12,742
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,619 miles from location Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 37.1432 30% 10,891
6,673 miles from location Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 20.8888 n/a 9,468
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,739 miles from location Palo Alto College San Antonio TX 9.11557 n/a 8,335
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,642 miles from location Texas State Technical College Waco Waco TX 16.0745 n/a 6,816
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,532 miles from location The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler TX 57.5552 57% 6,201
6,701 miles from location Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen TX 16.937 n/a 5,988
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,549 miles from location Rice University Houston TX 86.3426 36% 5,576
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,947 miles from location The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa TX 22.914 52% 3,546
6,501 miles from location LeTourneau University Longview TX 61.8404 53% 3,386
6,831 miles from location Texas State Technical College-West Texas Sweetwater TX 17.7113 n/a 1,689
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,478 miles from location Texas State Technical College-Marshall Marshall TX 15.6262 n/a 963
6,638 miles from location CCI Training Center Arlington TX 31.2185 83% 250
6,693 miles from location Southwest Institute of Technology Austin TX 19.9459 n/a 21
 

Curious what studying Mechanical Engineering gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Texas

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Mechanical Engineers + 16,170 $89,810 -5.2%
2
Engineers, All Other + 11,690 $97,150 64.4%
3
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other + 6,460 $58,950 66.9%
4
Mechanical Drafters + 5,690 $53,590 -23.4%
5
Mechanical Engineering Technicians + 4,230 $53,430 12.5%
 

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