Midwest City, OK (population: 57,117) has two mechanical engineering schools within its city limits. Mid-Del Technology Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a mechanical engineering program, has a total student population of 110. It is the 2908th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Mechanical Engineering students from Midwest City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 150 employed mechanical engineering technicians earning an average salary of $41,350. Mechanical engineers in this area earn $73,210/yr and there are 540 employed.
Midwest City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.952 out of every 1000 jobs in Midwest City are held by mechanical engineers, and 0.259/1000 are held by mechanical engineering technicians.
Of the 2 mechanical engineering schools in Midwest City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mid-Del Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($17,936/yr) for mechanical engineering students, with Rose State College as the lowest, reported at only $11,653/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Midwest City|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||33.3 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||87.7 miles|