Evanston has a total population of 74,239 and a student population of 20,444. Of these students, 19,853 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Evanston, by student population, is Northwestern University. In 2010, Northwestern University graduated approximately 85 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 103 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Evanston's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,463 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,685 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,703 per year, on average, for room and board at Evanston-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,864.
If you plan on staying in Evanston after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Evanston, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 mechanical engineers in Illinois were working in the greater Evanston area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Evanston will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Evanston is $72,890 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.