Mechanical Engineering Schools

As a professor or instructor of mechanical engineering classes at one of the 580 accredited mechanical engineering schools in the country, you play a central role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mechanical engineering, which encompasses mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

  • Mechanical Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Mechanical engineering professionals

570,990 590,910 599,560 576,880 549,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

549,180 mechanical engineering professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. The number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals

10th percentile
$38,988
25th percentile
$50,184
50th percentile
$65,074
75th percentile
$81,866
90th percentile
$99,100

Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by mechanical engineering professionals was $65,074 in 2010. This is 1% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Mechanical Engineering

$59,062 $61,128 $63,022 $64,174 $65,074
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for mechanical engineering professionals have grown by 10%.

Educational Trends

National Mechanical Engineering Student enrollment growth by degree

1,497 1,374 1,287 1,178 1,878
17,238 18,187 19,026 18,938 20,190
1,096 1,106 1,109 1,143 1,000
4,485 4,294 4,528 4,654 4,858
389 552 616 397 971
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Grey: Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for mechanical engineering professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the year 2006 there were 24,705 students who graduated from mechanical engineering degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 28,897 students graduating from mechanical engineering schools.

This represents a 17% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from mechanical engineering courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Mechanical Engineering Programs offered Nationwide

associate
236
bachelor
375
master
206
doctor
126
Certificate
91
Total1,034

It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering mechanical engineering programs has also increased. In 2006 there were 278 mechanical engineering schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 580 schools.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. New York48 Schools
  2. California43 Schools
  3. Ohio39 Schools
  4. Pennsylvania38 Schools
  5. Texas37 Schools
  6. North Carolina34 Schools
  7. Michigan28 Schools
  8. Wisconsin18 Schools
  9. Illinois17 Schools
  10. Washington State17 Schools
  11. Massachusetts15 Schools
  12. Florida15 Schools
  13. Virginia13 Schools
  14. Indiana13 Schools
  15. Connecticut12 Schools
  16. New Jersey12 Schools
  17. Tennessee11 Schools
  18. South Carolina10 Schools
  19. Missouri10 Schools
  20. West Virginia9 Schools
  21. Arizona9 Schools
  22. Oklahoma8 Schools
  23. Colorado7 Schools
  24. Minnesota7 Schools
  25. Idaho7 Schools
  26. New Mexico7 Schools
  27. Alabama7 Schools
  28. Arkansas6 Schools
  29. Oregon6 Schools
  30. Utah6 Schools
  31. Kansas6 Schools
  32. Kentucky6 Schools
  33. Louisiana6 Schools
  34. Maryland5 Schools
  35. Georgia5 Schools
  36. New Hampshire5 Schools
  37. Iowa5 Schools
  38. Washington DC4 Schools
  39. Nevada4 Schools
  40. Maine3 Schools
  41. Rhode Island3 Schools
  42. Delaware3 Schools
  43. South Dakota3 Schools
  44. Vermont3 Schools
  45. Mississippi2 Schools
  46. Nebraska2 Schools
  47. North Dakota2 Schools
  48. Montana1 Schools
  49. Hawaii1 Schools
  50. Alaska1 Schools
  51. Wyoming1 Schools

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