With an overall population of 16,367 and a student population of 7,045, approximately 6,814 of Rolla students attend one of Rolla's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Missouri University of Science and Technology is the largest mechanical engineering school in Rolla, based on student population. In 2010, Missouri University of Science and Technology graduated approximately 213 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 213 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Rolla. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,446 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rolla mechanical engineering schools was an average of $31,537 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,010 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Rolla after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Rolla, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,370 mechanical engineers in Missouri, 120 were working in the greater Rolla area. Rolla's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Rolla is $64,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.