With an overall population of 34,469 and a student population of 8,169, approximately 8,133 of Twin Falls students attend one of Twin Falls's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Twin Falls, by student population, is College of Southern Idaho. In 2010, College of Southern Idaho graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Twin Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,728 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Twin Falls mechanical engineering schools was an average of $17,048 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Twin Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,780 per year, on average, for room and board at Twin Falls-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,948.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Twin Falls, your job prospects are good. There were 1,180 mechanical engineers working in Idaho and 50 working in the greater Twin Falls area in 2010. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Twin Falls will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Twin Falls is $70,410 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.