With an overall population of 95,447 and a student population of 66,405, approximately 50,691 of Gainesville students attend one of Gainesville's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Gainesville, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is University of Florida. In 2010, University of Florida graduated approximately 330 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 330 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Gainesville's mechanical engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Gainesville's mechanical engineering schools was $16,183 per year for instate students and $35,554 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $990 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Gainesville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,500 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,683.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Gainesville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 51 mechanical engineers in Florida were working in the greater Gainesville area. Gainesville's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Gainesville, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,460 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.