With an overall population of 39,573 and a student population of 31,581, approximately 30,870 of Blacksburg students attend one of Blacksburg's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Blacksburg, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 2010, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduated approximately 338 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A reported 338 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in Blacksburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Blacksburg's mechanical engineering schools was $19,565 per year for instate students and $32,838 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Blacksburg-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
If you plan on staying in Blacksburg after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Blacksburg, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,760 mechanical engineers in Virginia. Of these mechanical engineers, 200 were working in the greater Blacksburg area. The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Blacksburg will increase by 7% 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 Blacksburg is $74,360 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.
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