Potsdam has a general population of 9,425 and an overall student population of 7,486. Approximately 3,187 of Potsdam's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Clarkson University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Potsdam, based on student population. In 2010, Clarkson University graduated approximately 96 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 96 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Potsdam in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $32,910 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Potsdam. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,118 per year, on average, for room and board at Potsdam-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Potsdam, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 133 mechanical engineers in New York were working in the greater Potsdam area. Potsdam'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 Potsdam, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,010 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.