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2024 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Indiana

10 Colleges in Indiana
1,336 ME Degrees Awarded
$70,866 Avg Early-Career Salary
Mechanical Engineering is of the hottest degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #21 most popular major in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual looked at 10 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Indiana ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,336 degrees in mechanical engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Mechanical Engineering School

Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Indiana The me program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Mechanical Engineering rankings. For our Best Overall Mechanical Engineering School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

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Bachelor's Degrees in ME
Master's Degrees in ME
Doctor's Degrees in ME

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Indiana ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Mechanical Engineering in Indiana

The schools below may not offer all types of me degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Indiana Schools in ME

1
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
582 ME Degrees Awarded
4.0% Growth in Graduates

It is hard to beat Purdue University - Main Campus if you want to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Purdue is a fairly large public university located in the city of West Lafayette. A Best Colleges rank of #40 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 582 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available. Mechanical Engineering degree recipients from Purdue University - Main Campus earn a boost of around $11,436 over the average earnings of mechanical engineering graduates.

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2
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
135 ME Degrees Awarded
$72,690 Median Starting Salary

University of Notre Dame is a good option for students pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #20 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 135 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the me program state that they receive average early career earnings of $72,690.

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3
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
134 ME Degrees Awarded
$72,316 Median Starting Salary

Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in mechanical engineering. Located in the city of Terre Haute, Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

There were approximately 134 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the me program make about $72,316 for their early career.

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4
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
235 ME Degrees Awarded
$73,013 Median Starting Salary

Any student pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering has to check out Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. Located in the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #274 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means IUPUI is a great university overall.

There were approximately 235 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at IUPUI in the most recent data year. Those mechanical engineering students who get their degree from Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis receive $2,147 more than the typical me student.

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Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
46 ME Degrees Awarded
$67,015 Median Starting Salary

Valpo is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Valparaiso. This university ranks 16th out of 42 schools for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were roughly 46 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Valpo in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the me program state that they receive average early career earnings of $67,015.

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6
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$67,037 Median Starting Salary
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Evansville, UE is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #732 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UE is a great university overall.

There were approximately 16 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UE in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the me program earn an average of $67,037 for their early career.

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7
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
66 ME Degrees Awarded
$64,537 Median Starting Salary

Located in the suburb of Hammond, Purdue Northwest is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 26th out of 42 colleges for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were approximately 66 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Purdue Northwest in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the me program earn an average of $64,537 in the first couple years of their career.

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Trine University
Angola, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 ME Degrees Awarded
$63,573 Median Starting Salary

Trine is a small private not-for-profit university located in the distant town of Angola. This university ranks 24th out of 42 schools for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were roughly 33 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Trine in the most recent data year. After graduating, me degree recipients usually earn an average of $63,573 at the beginning of their careers.

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9
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In IN
37 ME Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize suburb of Evansville, USI is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 19th out of 42 colleges for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were approximately 37 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at USI in the most recent data year.

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10
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$61,729 Median Starting Salary
$19,047 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Fort Wayne, PFW is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 30th out of 42 colleges for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were approximately 15 mechanical engineering students who graduated with this degree at PFW in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the me program state that they receive average early career wages of $61,729.

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Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 322 2,496
Ohio 314 2,106
Illinois 304 1,183
Wisconsin 273 855

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One of 41 majors within the Engineering area of study, Mechanical Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

ME Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Mechanical Engineering 1,336

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 730
Civil Engineering 487
Computer Engineering 470
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 454
Industrial Engineering 416
Chemical Engineering 381
Biomedical Engineering 282
General Engineering 276
Agricultural Engineering 125
Other Engineering 107

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