Bellingham has a total population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765. Of these students, 2,864 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Bellingham, by student population, is Bellingham Technical College. In 2010, Bellingham Technical College graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Bellingham's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to attend a mechanical engineering school in Bellingham, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,502.
You should also anticipate spending about $990 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Bellingham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 66 mechanical engineers in Washington State were working in the greater Bellingham area. Bellingham's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in Bellingham is $84,020 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.