Colorado Springs has a total population of 360,890 and a student population of 30,513. Of these students, 9,733 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Colorado Springs's largest mechanical engineering school is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2010, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduated approximately 56 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 56 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Colorado Springs. Tuition in 2009 at Colorado Springs's mechanical engineering schools was $20,047 per year for instate students and $30,967 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,728 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Colorado Springs-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,490 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,881.
If you plan on staying in Colorado Springs after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Colorado Springs, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. There were 4,290 mechanical engineers working in Colorado and 550 working in the greater Colorado Springs area in 2010. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Colorado Springs will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Colorado Springs, you can expect to make an average salary of $80,350 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.