With an overall population of 6,002 and a student population of 1,322, approximately 1,322 of Sioux Center students attend one of Sioux Center's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Sioux Center's largest mechanical engineering school is Dordt College. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Dordt College with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Sioux Center's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,080 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $910 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Sioux Center-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,010 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,000.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sioux Center, your job prospects are average. There were 2,380 mechanical engineers working in Iowa and 190 working in the greater Sioux Center area in 2010. The number of mechanical engineers in Sioux Center is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. 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 Sioux Center is $58,300 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.