Hempstead has a general population of 56,554 and an overall student population of 13,507. Approximately 12,068 of Hempstead's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Hofstra University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Hempstead, based on student population. In 2010, Hofstra University graduated approximately 12 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Hempstead's mechanical engineering schools. In 2009 tuition at mechanical engineering schools in Hempstead was $30,130 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hempstead-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
If you plan on staying in Hempstead after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Hempstead, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 mechanical engineers in New York were working in the greater Hempstead area. Hempstead's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Hempstead, you can expect to make an average salary of $86,050 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.