If you are interested in pursuing mechanical engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 mechanical engineering schools in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago has a general population of 2,896,016 and an overall student population of 248,289. Approximately 34,547 of Chicago's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Chicago, by student population, is University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2010, approximately 109 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at University of Illinois at Chicago.
A total of 208 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Chicago in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Chicago's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $34,765 per year in instate tuition and $40,960 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,687 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $26,046.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chicago, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 8,230 mechanical engineers in Illinois, 5,400 were working in the greater Chicago area. The number of mechanical engineers in Chicago is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Chicago, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.
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