Fairbanks has a total population of 30,224 and a student population of 9,137. Of these students, 9,137 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
University of Alaska Fairbanks is the largest mechanical engineering school in Fairbanks, based on student population. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from University of Alaska Fairbanks with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 27 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Fairbanks in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,742 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairbanks mechanical engineering schools was an average of $25,822 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Fairbanks. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,308.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Fairbanks, your job prospects are not very good. There were 680 mechanical engineers working in Alaska and 50 working in the greater Fairbanks area in 2010. The number of mechanical engineers in Fairbanks is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Fairbanks, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,100 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.