Indianapolis has a general population of 781,870 and an overall student population of 71,622. Approximately 30,383 of Indianapolis's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Indianapolis, by student population, is Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. In 2010, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 104 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Indianapolis's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to attend one of Indianapolis's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,859 per year in instate tuition and $37,756 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $672 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Indianapolis-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,315.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Indianapolis, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,770 mechanical engineers in Indiana. Of these mechanical engineers, 1,500 were working in the greater Indianapolis area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Indianapolis will increase by 3% 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 Indianapolis is $67,510 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.
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