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Mechanical Engineering Schools In Iowa

Mechanical Engineering classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Iowa. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mechanical engineering academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in mechanical engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Northern Iowa

    1222 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0005

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Iowa 4,380
National 549,180

Of all of the mechanical engineering professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Iowa

5,080 4,860 4,390 4,990 4,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, mechanical engineering is a shrinking field. In Iowa, 700 less mechanical engineering professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 14% decline in the field. 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 Iowa

$51,462 $52,500 $41,556 $57,168 $57,608
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to mechanical engineering professionals are growing in Iowa. The mean salary for mechanical engineering professionals in 2006 was $51,462 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,608 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Iowa

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Thus, mechanical engineering professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Iowa state, within the field of mechanical engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mechanical engineering professionals earn 126% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Iowa

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering professionals in Iowa earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Iowa is increasing. In 2006 there were 334 mechanical engineering graduates from mechanical engineering courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 377 graduates.

This represents a 13% increase in the number of mechanical engineering degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. 40% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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