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Mechanical Engineering Schools In Kentucky

In Kentucky, there are 6 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 Kentucky, and the future trends in mechanical engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Hopkinsville Community College

    720 North Dr, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241-2100

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Jefferson Community and Technical College

    109 E Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005

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

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Kentucky 4,450
National 549,180

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

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Kentucky

4,880 5,120 5,210 5,240 4,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of mechanical engineering is shrinking. 430 less mechanical engineering professionals were working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kentucky, this field has shrunk by 9% in four years. This decline 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 Kentucky

$50,670 $54,056 $55,664 $55,358 $55,776
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Kentucky, 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 $50,670 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,776 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Kentucky

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90th percentile

This represents a 9% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Kentucky state, within the field of mechanical engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mechanical engineering professionals earn 160% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Kentucky, 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 Kentucky


As the number of mechanical engineering professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Kentucky state is increasing. In 2006, 203 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 280 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky by 38%. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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