Mount Pleasant has a total population of 25,946 and a student population of 27,472. Of these students, 27,247 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Central Michigan University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Mount Pleasant, based on student population. In 2010, Central Michigan University graduated approximately 19 students from its mechanical engineering program.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Mount Pleasant in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,297 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Mount Pleasant mechanical engineering schools was an average of $33,797 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Mount Pleasant-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,896 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Mount Pleasant, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 24,230 mechanical engineers in Michigan, 830 were working in the greater Mount Pleasant area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Mount Pleasant will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Mount Pleasant, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.