Clemson has a total population of 11,939 and a student population of 19,111. Of these students, 19,111 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Clemson's largest mechanical engineering school is Clemson University. In 2010, Clemson University graduated approximately 210 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 210 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Clemson's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,478 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Clemson mechanical engineering schools was an average of $37,788 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $922 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Clemson-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,774 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,352.
If you plan on staying in Clemson after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Clemson, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are average. In 2010, there were 3,330 mechanical engineers in South Carolina. Of these mechanical engineers, 2,050 were working in the greater Clemson area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Clemson will increase by 8% by the year 2018. 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 Clemson is $81,400 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.