Flagstaff has a general population of 52,894 and an overall student population of 27,916. Approximately 23,597 of Flagstaff's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Northern Arizona University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Flagstaff, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 36 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Northern Arizona University.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Flagstaff. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,755 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Flagstaff mechanical engineering schools was an average of $30,981 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $916 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Flagstaff. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,872 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,892.
If you plan on staying in Flagstaff after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Flagstaff, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. There were 4,750 mechanical engineers working in Arizona and 60 working in the greater Flagstaff area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 2% in Flagstaff. 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 Flagstaff is $61,960 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.