Huntsville has a general population of 158,216 and an overall student population of 11,861. Approximately 7,681 of Huntsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
University of Alabama in Huntsville is the largest mechanical engineering school in Huntsville, based on student population. In 2010, University of Alabama in Huntsville graduated approximately 112 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 112 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Huntsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,217 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville mechanical engineering schools was an average of $28,335 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,542 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,208 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,990 mechanical engineers in Alabama, 1,340 were working in the greater Huntsville area. Huntsville'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.
As a mechanical engineer in Huntsville, you can expect to make an average salary of $85,010 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.