The largest mechanical engineering school in Dekalb, by student population, is Northern Illinois University. Approximately 77 students graduated in 2010 from Northern Illinois University with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 77 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Dekalb in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Dekalb's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in instate tuition and $30,444 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Dekalb. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board at Dekalb-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Dekalb after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Dekalb, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Dekalb will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.