Mechanical Engineering Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 13 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 Virginia, 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. Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave

    1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486-0080

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  2. Danville Community College

    1008 S Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541-4004

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  3. John Tyler Community College

    13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, Virginia 23831-5316

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  4. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  5. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  6. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  7. Thomas Nelson Community College

    99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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  8. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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  10. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia 24450-0304

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  13. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Virginia 19,390
National 549,180

Approximately 4% of the country's mechanical engineering professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Virginia

15,090 19,330 19,770 19,030 19,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mechanical engineering professionals is growing in Virginia. In 2010 there were 4,300 more mechanical engineering professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mechanical engineering has grown by 28% in Virginia. 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 Virginia

$70,773 $66,454 $69,336 $69,910 $72,118
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mechanical engineering professionals is growing, the salaries paid to mechanical engineering professionals are increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for mechanical engineering professionals in 2006 was $70,773 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $72,118 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$39,884
25th percentile
$54,048
50th percentile
$70,492
75th percentile
$87,682
90th percentile
$105,728

Thus, mechanical engineering professionals' salaries grew by 2% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 165% pay differential between the highest paid mechanical engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of mechanical engineering in Virginia.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Virginia

Civil Engineering
$59,797
Drafting
$49,528
Electrical Engineering
$73,885
Industrial Design
$56,740
Mechanical Engineering
$72,118
Physics
$115,090

In Virginia, 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 Virginia

associate
4
bachelor
7
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total15

As the number of mechanical engineering professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 784 mechanical engineering graduates from mechanical engineering courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 635 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 19%. Most of these graduates, or 47%, earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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