Mechanical Engineering Schools In Tennessee

There are 11 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach mechanical engineering classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mechanical engineering in the state of Tennessee, 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


  1. Christian Brothers University

    650 E Parkway S, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Pellissippi State Community College

    10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Tennessee Technological University

    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Tennessee 9,610
National 549,180

Of all of the mechanical engineering professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Tennessee

8,080 8,220 9,080 8,350 9,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, mechanical engineering is a growing field. 1,530 more mechanical engineering professionals were working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 19% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for mechanical engineering professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of mechanical engineering professionals working around the nation.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$56,540 $60,082 $61,612 $62,882 $61,902
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mechanical engineering professionals is increasing in Tennessee. In 2006 mechanical engineering professionals made a mean salary of $56,540 per year, and in 2010 they made $61,902 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Tennessee

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 9% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Tennessee state, within the field of mechanical engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mechanical engineering professionals earn 155% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Tennessee, mechanical engineering professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Tennessee is increasing. In 2006 there were 294 mechanical engineering graduates from mechanical engineering courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 333 graduates.

Thus there was a 13% percent increase in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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