Fairfield University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Fairfield, based on student population. In 2010, Fairfield University graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 27 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Fairfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,490 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $40,790.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 mechanical engineers in Connecticut were working in the greater Fairfield area. Fairfield's mechanical engineer workforce is projected 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 Fairfield is $86,680 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.