Cookeville has a general population of 23,923 and an overall student population of 11,542. Approximately 10,847 of Cookeville's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Cookeville, by student population, is Tennessee Technological University. In 2010, approximately 77 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Tennessee Technological University.
In 2010, 77 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Cookeville's mechanical engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Cookeville's mechanical engineering schools was $17,872 per year for instate students and $29,800 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Cookeville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,262 per year, on average, for room and board at Cookeville-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Cookeville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,000 mechanical engineers in Tennessee, 80 were working in the greater Cookeville area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to decrease by -10% in Cookeville. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Cookeville, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,660 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.