Mankato has a total population of 32,427 and a student population of 19,692. Of these students, 14,955 are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Mankato's largest engineering school is Minnesota State University-Mankato. In 2010, approximately 30 students graduated from the Engineering program at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
A reported 61 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Mankato in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Mankato's engineering schools was $15,601 per year for instate students and $22,033 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $856 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Mankato-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,322 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,777.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Mankato, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 engineers in Minnesota were working in the greater Mankato area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Mankato will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Mankato, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,130 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.