Jackson has a general population of 59,643 and an overall student population of 12,797. Approximately 3,916 of Jackson's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Jackson, by student population, is Union University. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Union University.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Jackson in 2010. If you decide to attend a mechanical engineering school in Jackson, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,040.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,960 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Jackson after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Jackson, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. There were 4,000 mechanical engineers working in Tennessee and 60 working in the greater Jackson area in 2010. The number of mechanical engineers in Jackson is expected to decrease by -10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Jackson, you can expect to make an average salary of $67,770 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.