Tampa has a general population of 303,447 and an overall student population of 90,964. Approximately 40,022 of Tampa's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Tampa's largest mechanical engineering school is University of South Florida-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 124 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at University of South Florida-Main Campus.
A reported 124 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Tampa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,927 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tampa mechanical engineering schools was an average of $29,736 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,750 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Tampa, your job prospects are not very good. There were 6,430 mechanical engineers working in Florida and 960 working in the greater Tampa area in 2010. The number of mechanical engineers in Tampa is expected 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 Tampa is $73,770 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.