Riverside, California has 2 mechanical engineering schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. With an overall population of 255,166 and a student population of 62,289, approximately 23,487 of Riverside students attend one of Riverside's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Riverside, by student population, is University of California-Riverside. In 2010, University of California-Riverside graduated approximately 67 students from its mechanical engineering program.
A reported 67 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Riverside in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,569 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Riverside mechanical engineering schools was an average of $41,903 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,707 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Riverside. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,572 per year, on average, for room and board at Riverside-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,994.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Riverside, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 23,000 mechanical engineers in California. Of these mechanical engineers, 910 were working in the greater Riverside area. The number of mechanical engineers in Riverside is expected to increase by 2% 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 Riverside is $78,840 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.
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