With an overall population of 139,529 and a student population of 17,911, approximately 5,103 of Bridgeport students attend one of Bridgeport's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Bridgeport, by student population, is University of Bridgeport. In 2010, approximately 70 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at University of Bridgeport.
A total of 70 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Bridgeport in 2010. In 2009 tuition at mechanical engineering schools in Bridgeport was $25,465 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,080 per year, on average, for room and board at Bridgeport-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,122.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bridgeport, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 mechanical engineers in Connecticut were working in the greater Bridgeport area. Bridgeport's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease 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 Bridgeport is $86,680 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.