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2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

There are about 17,311 students enrolled in Mechanical Engineering Technology in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

3,658

Vs. National Avg.

-77%

popularity Rank

#171

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$14K

Vs. National Avg.

-44%

cost Rank

#381

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$34K

Vs. National Avg.

-14%

salary Rank

#375

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

professors Rank

#349

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

students Rank

#374

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Mechanical Engineering Technology is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a critical first step for scholars seeking to begin a career as a mechanical engineering technologist, a manufacturing technician, or a numerical control operator. In fact, mechanical engineering technology is a very rare degree ranking as the 149th most popular degree. Last year, there were 2,036 mechanical engineering technology degrees conferred. In-state tuition for mechanical engineering technology at private schools is, on average, 3.5 times more expensive than their public peers.

With only 65 universities having programs for mechanical engineering technology you may have a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other mechanical engineering technology students, consider looking at universities in New York which have the most undergrads admitted to mechanical engineering technology annually. More generally, the top region to pursue mechanical engineering technology is in the Great Lakes region with Ferris State University, University of Toledo, and Purdue University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in mechanical engineering technology is the Mid-American Conference with Central Michigan University, University of Akron Main Campus, and University of Toledo representing the conference. Based on our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best university for mechanical engineering technology is Purdue University-Main Campus.

The best school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There are lots of perspectives to think about when selecting ​university. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely modify one's thoughts on which university to attend. Here at Authority, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which mechanical engineering technology school boasts the best campus, the answer is Purdue University-Main Campus. If you are primarily interested in which college has the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more so we can compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our pick for the college with the best student life for mechanical engineering technology is University of Dayton. Curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about our top selections. Some of our conclusions just might shock you.

If price is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester Institute of Technology&nbspappears to be our most expensive college for mechanical engineering technology, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the expense of Rochester Institute of Technology&nbspinto perspective. You may also want to know that mechanical engineering technology is the 364th most expensive major in the United States, with an average cost of $18,600. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for mechanical engineering technology on our list is New Jersey with costs at the primary university, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, of $41,154. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for mechanical engineering technology is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Maine with a cost of $29,310, University of New Hampshire at Manchester with a cost of $31,660, and Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network with a cost of $29,298.

Our cheapest region for mechanical engineering technology is the Southeast region which is represented by Bluefield State College with a cost of $14,352, Fairmont State University with a cost of $14,752, and Kennesaw State University with a cost of $15,704. In better news, the most affordable school for mechanical engineering technology is Ferris State University. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $9,800 for a degree in mechanical engineering technology. That price grows dramatically to an average of $20,900 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our selection for the school representing the best value for mechanical engineering technology: University of Dayton. Here you will find our comprehensive list for the schools we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. With that said, this discussion is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for mechanical engineering technology majors can differ, but two-years after graduation students will regularly earn around $68,900. There can be much variation in earnings potential; top positions can rake in up to $104,200. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the mechanical engineering technology field earn $46,200, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates for mechanical engineering technology have come from Michigan Technological University&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of mechanical engineering technology falls pretty bad, being within only the 18th percentile of all programs. The university with the most composite diversity for mechanical engineering technology is Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Mechanical Engineering Technology only is within the 93rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 30th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 70% of students studying mechanical engineering technology. Additionally, 92% of students pursuing a mechanical engineering technology major are men.

The median score of mechanical engineering technology professors is 3.7 stars, a score which is 7% lower than the median across every major; this is a subpar score. If you are looking for the most popular mechanical engineering technology instructor nationally, take a look at Muhammad Salman from Kennesaw State University. It might be shocking, but the top rated instructors of mechanical engineering technology from student rankings are found at Kennesaw State University. As we incorporate data beyond just rankings we find that the school with comprehensively the best instructors for mechanical engineering technology is Purdue University-Main Campus. You will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for mechanical engineering technology is Purdue University Northwest. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that approaching university through a lens mainly built on superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on individual schools and read a few of Authority's insightful background 'blog posts' on important details to consider as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | www.caltech.edu/

7%

Acceptance

2,319

Students

#9

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY | www.westpoint.edu/

9%

Acceptance

4,503

Students

#103

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

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