Asheville has a total population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736. Of these students, 7,542 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Asheville's largest mechanical engineering school is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. In 2010, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its mechanical engineering program.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Asheville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,255 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Asheville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,840 mechanical engineers in North Carolina. Of these mechanical engineers, 240 were working in the greater Asheville area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 4% in Asheville. 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 Asheville is $64,620 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.