Jacksonville has a total population of 735,617 and a student population of 56,975. Of these students, 16,477 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Jacksonville, by student population, is University of North Florida. In 2010, University of North Florida graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 43 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Jacksonville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,021 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jacksonville mechanical engineering schools was an average of $32,410 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,872 per year, on average, for room and board at Jacksonville-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,039.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Jacksonville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,430 mechanical engineers in Florida, 470 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to decrease by -2% in Jacksonville. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Jacksonville, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,350 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.