Provo has a general population of 105,166 and an overall student population of 35,114. Approximately 34,130 of Provo's students are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Brigham Young University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Provo, based on student population. In 2010, Brigham Young University graduated approximately 173 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 173 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Provo's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to attend a mechanical engineering school in Provo, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $4,290.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Provo. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,840 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,990.
If you plan on staying in Provo after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Provo, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are good. In 2010, there were 2,680 mechanical engineers in Utah. Of these mechanical engineers, 480 were working in the greater Provo area. Provo's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 18% 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 Provo is $74,030 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mechanical engineers.