Top Mechanical Engineering Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

Mechanical Engineering programs prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

Of the 36,581 Mechanical Engineering degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, 17% percent are awarded to women and the other 83% percent are men. Did you know that California has more students being awarded a degree in Mechanical Engineering than any other state in the US? In fact, California awarded 3,882 degrees last year! The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering is $63,500.

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Top Colleges for Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and United States Military Academy are three schools popular for Mechanical Engineering programs. In fact, around 133 Massachusetts Institute of Technology students are pursuing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Mechanical Engineering Majors

The highest paying career for Mechanical Engineering majors is Architectural and Engineering Managers. But, something else to think about is how many job openings there currently is. A position that is in high need that a degree in Mechanical Engineering can prepare you for is Mechanical Engineers.

Top Paying Careers for Mechanical Engineering

  1. Architectural and Engineering Managers   (Median Wage: $152,350)
  2. Aerospace Engineers   (Median Wage: $122,270)
  3. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $104,940)
  4. Mechanical Engineers   (Median Wage: $95,300)
  5. Cost Estimators   (Median Wage: $65,170)
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