Iowa City has a general population of 62,220 and an overall student population of 29,100. Approximately 28,987 of Iowa City's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
University of Iowa is the largest mechanical engineering school in Iowa City, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 88 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at University of Iowa.
A total of 88 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Iowa City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,438 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Iowa City mechanical engineering schools was an average of $34,812 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,090 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Iowa City, your job prospects are average. There were 2,380 mechanical engineers working in Iowa and 80 working in the greater Iowa City area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 9% in Iowa City. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Iowa City is $71,990 per year, which is higher than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.