Fresno has a general population of 427,652 and an overall student population of 53,146. Approximately 21,500 of Fresno's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Fresno, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is California State University-Fresno. In 2010, California State University-Fresno graduated approximately 33 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Fresno. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,444 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fresno mechanical engineering schools was an average of $29,604 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,288 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,577 per year, on average, for room and board at Fresno-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,242.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Fresno, your job prospects are not very good. There were 23,000 mechanical engineers working in California and 240 working in the greater Fresno area in 2010. Fresno's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. 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 Fresno is $84,560 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.