Alabama contains seventeen schools that offer mechanical engineering programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking mechanical engineering school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 mechanical engineering schools in Alabama, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with J F Ingram State Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $57/yr.
Mechanical Engineering students from Alabama schools who go on to become mechanical engineers, mechanical design engineers, mechanical drafters, mechanical designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 232,660 people working as mechanical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,580. Also, Mechanical engineering technicians make on average $50,700 per year and there are about 43,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 320 employed mechanical engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $45,840. Mechanical engineers in this state earn $77,970/yr and there are 3,090 employed.
Also, within the mechanical engineering schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from mechanical engineering, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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