West Virginia contains nineteen schools that offer mechanical engineering programs. West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking mechanical engineering school in WV, has a total student population of 1,244 and is the 725th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 mechanical engineering schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayette Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($13,332/yr), with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $2,184/yr.
Mechanical Engineering students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 110 employed mechanical engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $42,580. Mechanical engineers in this state earn $71,270/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the mechanical engineering schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from mechanical engineering, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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