Rochester has a total population of 10,467 and a student population of 19,810. Of these students, 18,918 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Rochester, by student population, is Oakland University. Approximately 92 students graduated in 2010 from Oakland University with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 92 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Rochester's mechanical engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Rochester's mechanical engineering schools was $19,262 per year for instate students and $30,977 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,107 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rochester-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Rochester, your job prospects are not very good. There were 24,230 mechanical engineers working in Michigan and 14,680 working in the greater Rochester area in 2010. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Rochester will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Rochester, you can expect to make an average salary of $88,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.