Corvallis has a total population of 49,322 and a student population of 22,012. Of these students, 21,950 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Corvallis's largest mechanical engineering school is Oregon State University. Approximately 123 students graduated in 2010 from Oregon State University with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 123 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Corvallis in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,133 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Corvallis mechanical engineering schools was an average of $32,057 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,603 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Corvallis-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $8,352 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,781.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Corvallis, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,880 mechanical engineers in Oregon. Of these mechanical engineers, 110 were working in the greater Corvallis area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Corvallis will increase by 3% 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 Corvallis is $71,550 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.