Ellensburg has a total population of 15,414 and a student population of 11,357. Of these students, 11,357 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Central Washington University is the largest mechanical engineering school in Ellensburg, based on student population. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Central Washington University with credentials in mechanical engineering.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from one of Ellensburg's mechanical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,070 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ellensburg mechanical engineering schools was an average of $29,333 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,460 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many mechanical engineering graduates choose to work as mechanical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ellensburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,330 mechanical engineers in Washington State. Of these mechanical engineers, 40 were working in the greater Ellensburg area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to decrease by -1% in Ellensburg. 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 Ellensburg is $39,550 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.