With an overall population of 33,740 and a student population of 7,088, approximately 5,366 of Petersburg students attend one of Petersburg's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Petersburg's largest mechanical engineering school is Virginia State University. In 2010, Virginia State University graduated approximately 7 students from its mechanical engineering program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in Petersburg. Tuition in 2009 at Petersburg's mechanical engineering schools was $16,799 per year for instate students and $25,133 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Petersburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Petersburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,760 mechanical engineers in Virginia. Of these mechanical engineers, 990 were working in the greater Petersburg area. Petersburg's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Petersburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,430 per year. This is lower than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.