Boca Raton has a general population of 74,764 and an overall student population of 30,283. Approximately 27,637 of Boca Raton's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Boca Raton, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is Florida Atlantic University. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from Florida Atlantic University with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 30 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Boca Raton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Boca Raton's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,439 per year in instate tuition and $26,116 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Boca Raton. And if you live on campus at one of the Boca Raton-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $9,582 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boca Raton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 mechanical engineers in Florida were working in the greater Boca Raton area. Boca Raton's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease 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 Boca Raton is $74,480 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.