Fayetteville has a general population of 58,047 and an overall student population of 20,000. Approximately 19,849 of Fayetteville's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Fayetteville, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is University of Arkansas. Approximately 72 students graduated in 2010 from University of Arkansas with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Fayetteville. Tuition in 2009 at Fayetteville's mechanical engineering schools was $18,241 per year for instate students and $27,118 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,082 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fayetteville-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fayetteville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,150 mechanical engineers in Arkansas. Of these mechanical engineers, 150 were working in the greater Fayetteville area. The number of mechanical engineers in Fayetteville is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Fayetteville, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,430 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.