Orangeburg has a total population of 12,765 and a student population of 9,617. Of these students, 4,538 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Orangeburg, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is South Carolina State University. In 2010, South Carolina State University graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Orangeburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Orangeburg's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,974 per year in instate tuition and $30,138 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,862 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,077.
If you plan on staying in Orangeburg after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Orangeburg, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 39 mechanical engineers in South Carolina were working in the greater Orangeburg area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 8% in Orangeburg. 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 Orangeburg is $67,390 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.