College Park has a general population of 24,657 and an overall student population of 37,195. Approximately 37,195 of College Park's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in College Park, by student population, is University of Maryland-College Park. In 2010, approximately 242 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at University of Maryland-College Park.
In 2010, 242 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in College Park. If you decide to attend one of College Park's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,677 per year in instate tuition and $37,614 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,025 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in College Park. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,575 per year, on average, for room and board at College Park-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,102.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in College Park, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 6,790 mechanical engineers in Maryland, 6,370 were working in the greater College Park area. The number of mechanical engineers in College Park is expected to increase by 8% 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 College Park is $121,730 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.