Charleston has a general population of 96,650 and an overall student population of 37,054. Approximately 14,834 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Trident Technical College is the largest mechanical engineering school in Charleston, based on student population. In 2010, Trident Technical College graduated approximately 1 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Charleston's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,450 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Charleston, your job prospects are average. There were 3,330 mechanical engineers working in South Carolina and 730 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 8% in Charleston. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Charleston is $70,770 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.