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2021 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering in Ohio

Mechanical Engineering is a popular major and Ohio is the 6th most popular state for students studying this major. 2,231 of the 47,222 Mechanical Engineering diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Ohio. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering in Ohio ranking analyzed 14 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Mechanical Engineering students in Ohio.

Choosing a Great Mechanical Engineering School

Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering in Ohio The ME program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Mechanical Engineering graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A mechanical engineering bachelors degree from a college in Ohio helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $63,393 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Mechanical Engineering students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other mechanical engineering students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized mechanical engineering related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Mechanical Engineering students in Ohio.

Best Schools to Study Mechanical Engineering in Ohio

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Top 10 Best ME Colleges in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University is a great option for individuals pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree. Case Western is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cleveland.

Case Western Reserve University mechanical engineering majors receive $2,007 more than the typical ME graduate.

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University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

Any student who is interested in mechanical engineering has to check out University of Dayton. U of Dayton is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Dayton.

Graduates from the mechanical engineering program at University of Dayton get $3,907 more than the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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It is difficult to beat Ohio State University - Main Campus if you wish to study mechanical engineering. Located in the city Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Ohio State University - Main Campus mechanical engineering graduates make $7,207 more than the typical ME grad.

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It's difficult to beat University of Cincinnati - Main Campus if you want to pursue mechanical engineering as a major. Located in the large city Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public college with a very large student population.

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus mechanical engineering students earn $3,707 more than the average ME grad.

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Located in the fringe town Ada, ONU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Mechanical Engineering students from Ohio Northern University receive an earnings boost of about $3,307 above the average earnings of mechanical engineering majors.

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Miami of Ohio is a fairly large public school located in the town of Oxford.

Students who graduate from the ME program earn around $60,600 in the first couple years of working.

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Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

Cedarville is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Cedarville.

Graduates of the ME program state that they receive average early career income of $59,300.

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Located in the distant town Athens, Ohio U is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Students who complete this program report average early career wages of $60,100.

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Wright State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Dayton.

Graduates of the ME program make around $60,800 in the first couple years of working.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

Located in the large city Toledo, University of Toledo is a public school with a large student population.

Mechanical Engineering graduates from University of Toledo receive an earnings boost of approximately $4,607 over the typical income of mechanical engineering graduates.

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Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 2,564
Illinois 299 1,437
Indiana 283 1,383
Wisconsin 267 854

Mechanical Engineering is one of 38 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 1,364
Chemical Engineering 1,004
Computer Engineering 906
Civil Engineering 742
Biomedical Engineering 551

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Michel Villeneuve. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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