Mankato has a total population of 32,427 and a student population of 19,692. Of these students, 14,955 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Mankato's largest mechanical engineering school is Minnesota State University-Mankato. In 2010, approximately 30 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Mankato's mechanical engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Mankato's mechanical engineering schools was $15,601 per year for instate students and $22,033 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $856 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,322 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,777.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Mankato, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,650 mechanical engineers in Minnesota. Of these mechanical engineers, 270 were working in the greater Mankato area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Mankato will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. 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 Mankato is $65,250 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.