Cheney has a total population of 8,832 and a student population of 11,300. Of these students, 11,300 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Cheney, by student population, is Eastern Washington University. In 2010, Eastern Washington University graduated approximately 25 students from its mechanical engineering program.
A total of 25 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Cheney in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,838 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cheney mechanical engineering schools was an average of $26,556 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,035 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,073 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,765.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Cheney, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,400 mechanical engineers in Washington State, 230 were working in the greater Cheney area. The number of mechanical engineers in Cheney is expected 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 Cheney is $56,310 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.