Mattoon has a general population of 18,291 and an overall student population of 7,945. Approximately 7,945 of Mattoon's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Mattoon, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is Lake Land College. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Lake Land College with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Mattoon's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to attend a mechanical engineering school in Mattoon, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,544.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $388 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Mattoon after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Mattoon, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. There were 8,230 mechanical engineers working in Illinois and 130 working in the greater Mattoon area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 1% in Mattoon. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Mattoon is $64,110 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.