Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has four engineering schools within its city limits. Christian Brothers University, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 1,926. It is the 2891st highest ranked school in the USA and the 80th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about engineering programs in Memphis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at Christian Brothers University such as Ray W Brown, Robert Drake, Joseph Londino, K Madhavan, Siripong Malasri, and Gene McGinnis.
Engineering students from Memphis schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 140 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $87,330. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $69,520/yr and there are 5,530 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.129 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0.223/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 4 engineering schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott Career College-Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($15,276/yr) for engineering students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.