New Brunswick has a total population of 48,573 and a student population of 37,571. Of these students, 37,366 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
New Brunswick's largest mechanical engineering school is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In 2010, Rutgers University-New Brunswick graduated approximately 152 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 152 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of New Brunswick's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,338 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all New Brunswick mechanical engineering schools was an average of $37,510 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,431 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,676 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $18,161.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in New Brunswick, your job prospects are not very good. There were 6,200 mechanical engineers working in New Jersey and 1,430 working in the greater New Brunswick area in 2010. New Brunswick's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in New Brunswick, you can expect to make an average salary of $87,590 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.