Poughkeepsie has a total population of 29,871 and a student population of 18,858. Of these students, 9,823 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Poughkeepsie's largest mechanical engineering school is Dutchess Community College. In 2010, Dutchess Community College graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Poughkeepsie. If you decide to attend a mechanical engineering school in Poughkeepsie, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,320.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,225 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Poughkeepsie after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Poughkeepsie, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,380 mechanical engineers in New York. Of these mechanical engineers, 190 were working in the greater Poughkeepsie area. Poughkeepsie's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Poughkeepsie is $76,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.