Pomona has a total population of 149,473 and a student population of 26,534. Of these students, 22,273 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Pomona, by student population, is California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. In 2010, approximately 110 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
A reported 110 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Pomona in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Pomona's mechanical engineering schools was $17,907 per year for instate students and $29,067 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Pomona. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,741 per year, on average, for room and board at Pomona-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,550.
If you plan on staying in Pomona after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Pomona, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, 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 Pomona area. Pomona's mechanical engineer workforce is projected 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 Pomona is $101,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.