With an overall population of 185,951 and a student population of 116,570, approximately 53,401 of Orlando students attend one of Orlando's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
University of Central Florida is the largest mechanical engineering school in Orlando, based on student population. Approximately 178 students graduated in 2010 from University of Central Florida with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 224 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Orlando in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Orlando's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,100 per year in instate tuition and $33,579 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $924 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,538 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,900.
If you plan on staying in Orlando after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Orlando, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,430 mechanical engineers in Florida, 780 were working in the greater Orlando area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to decrease by -2% in Orlando. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Orlando, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,400 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.