With an overall population of 14,203 and a student population of 8,198, approximately 7,592 of Princeton students attend one of Princeton's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Princeton University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Princeton, based on student population. In 2010, Princeton University graduated approximately 70 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 70 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Princeton's mechanical engineering schools. In 2009 tuition at mechanical engineering schools in Princeton was $35,340 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,260 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Princeton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,680 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Princeton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 33 mechanical engineers in New Jersey were working in the greater Princeton area. Princeton's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Princeton is $82,850 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.