With an overall population of 14,742 and a student population of 3,574, approximately 3,574 of Centralia students attend one of Centralia's schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Of the 1 mechanical engineering schools in Centralia, the largest mechanical engineering school, by student population, is Centralia College. In 2010, Centralia College graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 1 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Centralia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,244 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Centralia mechanical engineering schools was an average of $12,634 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Centralia. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Centralia-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,075.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Centralia, your job prospects are not very good. Centralia's mechanical engineer workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.