Mechanical Engineering Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 17 accredited schools where mechanical engineering classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mechanical engineering academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in 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


Schools

  1. Black Hawk College

    6600-34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265-5899

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. Carl Sandburg College

    2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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  4. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  6. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  7. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  9. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  10. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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  11. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  12. Northern Illinois University

    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

    12 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

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  15. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  17. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Illinois 16,210
National 549,180

Approximately 3% of the country's mechanical engineering professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Illinois

22,860 24,730 25,310 26,810 16,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, mechanical engineering is a shrinking field. 6,650 less mechanical engineering professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 29%. This is faster than the trend for mechanical engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$57,244 $61,626 $64,060 $64,564 $65,298
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of mechanical engineering professionals is declining, the salaries earned by mechanical engineering professionals are increasing. Mechanical engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $57,244 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $65,298 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$38,054
25th percentile
$47,742
50th percentile
$61,142
75th percentile
$76,136
90th percentile
$96,702

This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of mechanical engineering, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid mechanical engineering professionals earning 154% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Illinois

Civil Engineering
$60,400
Drafting
$52,708
Electrical Engineering
$70,250
Industrial Design
$58,520
Mechanical Engineering
$65,298
Physics
$130,880

Mechanical engineering professionals in Illinois earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
8
bachelor
8
master
9
doctor
4
Certificate
4
Total33

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006 there were 819 mechanical engineering graduates from mechanical engineering courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 875 graduates.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. A majority of these graduates, or 27%, graduated with a master's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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