Pasadena has a total population of 133,936 and a student population of 36,548. Of these students, 2,130 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
California Institute of Technology is the largest mechanical engineering school in Pasadena, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 39 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at California Institute of Technology.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Pasadena. If you decide to attend a mechanical engineering school in Pasadena, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $34,584.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,290 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,755 per year, on average, for room and board at Pasadena-based mechanical engineering schools. 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 Pasadena, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 37,100 mechanical engineers in California. Of these mechanical engineers, 6,760 were working in the greater Pasadena area. The number of mechanical engineers in Pasadena is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Pasadena is $101,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.