With an overall population of 80,098 and a student population of 30,472, approximately 29,242 of Lawrence students attend one of Lawrence's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Lawrence, by student population, is University of Kansas. In 2010, University of Kansas graduated approximately 73 students from its mechanical engineering program.
A reported 73 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Lawrence in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Lawrence's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,156 per year in instate tuition and $32,125 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Lawrence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,354.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lawrence, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 113 mechanical engineers in Kansas were working in the greater Lawrence area. The number of mechanical engineers in Lawrence is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Lawrence is $56,120 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.