Fort Collins has a general population of 118,652 and an overall student population of 30,029. Approximately 28,902 of Fort Collins's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Fort Collins, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is Colorado State University. In 2010, Colorado State University graduated approximately 111 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 111 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Fort Collins in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Collins's mechanical engineering schools was $18,054 per year for instate students and $33,976 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,126 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,378 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Collins-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fort Collins after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Fort Collins, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. There were 4,290 mechanical engineers working in Colorado and 360 working in the greater Fort Collins area in 2010. The number of mechanical engineers in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by -1% 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 Fort Collins is $85,120 per year, which is higher than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.