Birmingham has a total population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088. Of these students, 16,874 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Birmingham, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is University of Alabama at Birmingham. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from University of Alabama at Birmingham with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Birmingham. Tuition in 2009 at Birmingham's mechanical engineering schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $25,451 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,142 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,146.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Birmingham, your job prospects are good. There were 3,990 mechanical engineers working in Alabama and 120 working in the greater Birmingham area in 2010. Birmingham's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Birmingham is $68,330 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.