2017 Mechanical Engineering Degree Buying Guide

Colleges Offering Majors / Degrees in Mechanical Engineering Ranked for Top Graduate Pay : Nationwide.

Mechanical Engineering has an average starting salary of $57,795 and an average mid-career income of $96,360. Depending on the school you graduate from, it can vary by as much as $81,092. Look through the list below, and choose wisely.

Not every school produced the same outcomes for Mechanical Engineering graduates. If you're interested in earning a high salary after graduating, this is the list for you.

Due to lack of data, we couldn't rank every college that offers Mechanical Engineering. To see a full list of all the colleges offering this program check out our listing of Annual Mechanical Engineering Graduates. To see a list of all the colleges that offer online degree options in Mechanical Engineering, check out our listing of Annual Mechanical Engineering Graduates From Programs Offered Online.

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Stanford, California
 
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Annapolis, Maryland
 
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Princeton, New Jersey
 
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Princeton, New Jersey
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New Haven, Connecticut
 
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Nashville, Tennessee
 
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Nashville, Tennessee
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West Point, New York
 
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West Point, New York
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Ithaca, New York
 
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Ithaca, New York
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Houston, Texas
 
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