With an overall population of 17,310 and a student population of 3,322, approximately 3,322 of Morganton students attend one of Morganton's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Morganton, by student population, is Western Piedmont Community College. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Western Piedmont Community College.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Morganton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,627 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,160 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Morganton.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Morganton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 37 mechanical engineers in North Carolina were working in the greater Morganton area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Morganton will increase by 4% 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 Morganton is $64,570 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.