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2022 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

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2,036

Graduates Per Year

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$69K

Average Salary

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#149

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,036

67% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

65

66% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

148

Women's Studies

2,111

149

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2,036

150

Plant Sciences

2,008

Cost

Very Affordable

$18,617

42% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

363

Alternative Medicine

$18,765

364

Mechanical Engineering Technology

$18,617

365

Health Care Facilities Administration

$18,586

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TOP

50

Salary

Very High Salary

$59,515

54% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

34

Nuclear Engineering

$59,690

35

Mechanical Engineering Technology

$59,515

36

Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

$59,421

Professors

Very Bad

3.7/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

303

Landscape Architecture

304

Mechanical Engineering Technology

305

Technical Teacher Education

Students

Not Diverse

3/5

16.68% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

323

Radiography

324

Mechanical Engineering Technology

325

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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 and 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 appears 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 universities that could put the expense of Rochester Institute of Technology into 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 overall. 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 and 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 and 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.

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Purdue University-Main Campus

#1 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

#2 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is a large private institution located in Rochester, NY ranked 190th in the US. It has a total of 15,118 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting close to 7 in every 10 applicants. Rochester Institute of Technology offers 201 different majors and is best known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $45,244 per year, Rochester Institute of Technology is exceptionally costly. 62.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $62,400 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Rochester, NY

www.rit.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

18,660

Students

#190

Ranking

$45,244

Tuition

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

#3 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a small private school of engineering and technology located in Flushing, NY ranked 86th in New York. It has a total of 1,870 full-time undergraduate students. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology offers 14 different majors and is best known for its Air Transportation, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Electrical Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $25,300 per year, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is reasonably high-priced. 35.93% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $51,200 per year, which is 23% greater than the national median.

Flushing, NY

www.vaughn.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,881

Students

#777

Ranking

$25,300

Tuition

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

#4 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a small public college located in Utica, NY ranked 53rd in New York. It has a total of 2,469 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly seven out of every ten applicants. SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer and Information Systems Security programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY Polytechnic Institute is reasonably priced. 53.3% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Utica, NY

www.sunypoly.edu

B+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

3,402

Students

#403

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

University of Houston

#5 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Houston is a very large public university located in Houston, TX ranked 17th in Texas. It has a total of 42,723 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.98% acceptance rate. University of Houston offers 225 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technologies, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $8,219 for in-state students and $20,747 for those from out-of-state, University of Houston is reasonably pricey. 54.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $51,600 per year, which is 24% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uh.edu/

B+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

51,999

Students

#341

Ranking

$20,747

Tuition

Farmingdale State College

#6 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Farmingdale State College is a mid-sized public college located in Farmingdale, NY ranked 89th in New York. It has a total of 12,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.89% acceptance rate. Farmingdale State College offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, Computer Programming, and Electrical Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, Farmingdale State College is moderately priced. 39.55% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,700 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Farmingdale, NY

www.farmingdale.edu/

C+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

12,831

Students

#793

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

New England Institute of Technology

#7 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

New England Institute of Technology is a small private associates college located in East Greenwich, RI ranked 10th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 3,406 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.2% of applicants. New England Institute of Technology offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,100 per year, New England Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately costly. 50.72% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $42,800 per year, which is 3% greater than the national median.

East Greenwich, RI

www.neit.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

3,609

Students

#739

Ranking

$29,100

Tuition

University of Dayton

#8 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Dayton is a large private university located in Dayton, OH ranked 192nd in the US. It has a total of 8,911 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.03% of applicants. University of Dayton offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, and Environmental Biology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,100 per year, University of Dayton is quite pricey. 75.62% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $55,100 per year, which is 33% over the national median.

Dayton, OH

https://udayton.edu

A

Rating

72%

Acceptance

13,417

Students

#192

Ranking

$44,100

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

#9 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a very large public institution located in Charlotte, NC ranked 11th in North Carolina. It has a total of 27,497 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.05% of applicants. University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers 162 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Civil Engineering Technologies, and German Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,812 for in-state students and $17,246 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Charlotte is moderately priced. 53.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Charlotte, NC

https://www.uncc.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

34,024

Students

#583

Ranking

$17,246

Tuition

Michigan Technological University

#10 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Michigan Technological University is a mid-sized public university located in Houghton, MI ranked 282nd in America. It has a total of 6,081 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.31% acceptance rate. Michigan Technological University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its Network and System Administration, Mechanical Engineering, and Geological Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,660 for in-state students and $34,896 for those from out-of-state, Michigan Technological University is somewhat moderately costly. 63.3% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw near $66,400 per year, which is 60% above the national median.

Houghton, MI

https://www.mtu.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

7,657

Students

#282

Ranking

$34,896

Tuition

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Stillwater, OK ranked 3rd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 22,404 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.98% of applicants. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Agricultural Public Services, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,357 for students from Oklahoma and $20,877 for those from out-of-state, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is reasonably pricey. 54.49% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Stillwater, OK

www.okstate.edu/

B

Rating

70%

Acceptance

27,200

Students

#488

Ranking

$20,877

Tuition

Purdue University Northwest

#12 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Purdue University Northwest is a large public institution located in Hammond, IN ranked 16th in Indiana. It has a total of 11,409 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 28.57% of applicants. Purdue University Northwest offers 109 different majors and is best known for its Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Computer Graphics programs (nationally ranked 5th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,047 for in-state students and $13,730 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University Northwest is relatively affordable. 38.9% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working.

Hammond, IN

www.pnw.edu

B-

Rating

29%

Acceptance

12,578

Students

#585

Ranking

$13,730

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College

#13 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is a small public college located in Erie, PA ranked 55th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 4,468 full-time undergraduate students. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College offers 94 different majors and is best known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 13th, 22nd, and 44th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,214 for students from Pennsylvania and $23,924 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is somewhat moderately costly. 60.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $50,100 per year, which is 21% greater than the national median.

Erie, PA

behrend.psu.edu/

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

4,676

Students

#672

Ranking

$23,924

Tuition

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

#14 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a very large public college located in Pomona, CA ranked 42nd in California. It has a total of 26,549 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.59% acceptance rate. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is moderately priced. 67.5% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Pomona, CA

www.cpp.edu

B+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

28,547

Students

#355

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network

#15 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network is a large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 29th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 5,057 full-time undergraduate students. Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network offers 88 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Leadership, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 6th, 15th, and 17th respectively). 73.11% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

https://www.northeastern.edu/learnforlife/

A-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

15,183

Students

#318

Ranking

$29,298

Tuition

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

#16 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of New Hampshire at Manchester is a very small public institution located in Manchester, NH ranked 4th in New Hampshire. It has a total of 1,121 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.79% of applicants. University of New Hampshire at Manchester offers 22 different majors and is best known for its Biotechnology, American Sign Language, and Homeland Security programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,150 for students from New Hampshire and $31,660 for those from out-of-state, University of New Hampshire at Manchester is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.35% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $51,400 per year, which is 24% over the national median.

Manchester, NH

manchester.unh.edu

C+

Rating

91%

Acceptance

1,452

Students

#659

Ranking

$31,660

Tuition

University of North Texas

#17 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of North Texas is a very large public university located in Denton, TX ranked 24th in Texas. It has a total of 35,111 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.61% acceptance rate. University of North Texas offers 243 different majors and is best known for its General Studies, Jazz, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,295 for students from Texas and $18,423 for those from out-of-state, University of North Texas is reasonably priced. 55.16% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in near $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Denton, TX

www.unt.edu

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

43,963

Students

#668

Ranking

$18,423

Tuition

LeTourneau University

#18 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

LeTourneau University is a small private college located in Longview, TX ranked 19th in Texas. It has a total of 4,038 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly north of 44.4% of applicants. LeTourneau University offers 102 different majors and is best known for its Air Transportation, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 12th, 18th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,520 per year, LeTourneau University is reasonably pricey. 43.06% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $48,200 per year, which is 16% above the national median.

Longview, TX

www.letu.edu

B

Rating

45%

Acceptance

4,624

Students

#536

Ranking

$30,520

Tuition

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

#19 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a very small private school of engineering and technology located in Boston, MA ranked 64th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 839 full-time undergraduate students. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers 18 different majors and is best known for its Mechanic and Repair Technologies and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs, which are respectively ranked 4th and 19th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $16,950 per year, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is reasonably priced. 46.94% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $41,700 per year, which is 0% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bfit.edu/

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

839

Students

#1250

Ranking

$16,950

Tuition

University of Toledo

#22 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

University of Toledo is a large public university located in Toledo, OH ranked 76th in Ohio. It has a total of 17,581 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 96.4% acceptance rate. University of Toledo offers 352 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, and Health Care Facilities Administration programs (nationally ranked 14th, 14th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,834 for students from Ohio and $18,194 for those from out-of-state, University of Toledo is moderately priced. 36.58% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $43,800 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Toledo, OH

www.utoledo.edu/

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

22,439

Students

#1680

Ranking

$18,194

Tuition

Ferris State University

#23 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Ferris State University is a large public institution located in Big Rapids, MI ranked 39th in Michigan. It has a total of 14,170 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 86.64% acceptance rate. Ferris State University offers 231 different majors and is best known for its Metal and Jewelry Arts, Mechanic and Repair Technologies, and Drawing programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,068 per year, Ferris State University is pretty inexpensive. 48.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $44,500 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

Big Rapids, MI

www.ferris.edu/

C

Rating

87%

Acceptance

15,739

Students

#1421

Ranking

$12,068

Tuition

Central Michigan University

#24 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Central Michigan University is a large public university located in Mount Pleasant, MI ranked 19th in Michigan. It has a total of 17,975 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 69.51% acceptance rate. Central Michigan University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Family Systems, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,510 for in-state students and $23,670 for those from out-of-state, Central Michigan University is reasonably costly. 56.42% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to generate around $41,900 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Mount Pleasant, MI

https://www.cmich.edu

C+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

24,917

Students

#879

Ranking

$23,670

Tuition

Kennesaw State University

#25 Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Kennesaw State University is a very large public institution located in Kennesaw, GA ranked 19th in Georgia. It has a total of 37,599 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 75.22% acceptance rate. Kennesaw State University offers 181 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations programs (nationally ranked 17th, 18th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,450 for students from Georgia and $15,704 for those from out-of-state, Kennesaw State University is moderately priced. 43.38% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment.

Kennesaw, GA

www.kennesaw.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

41,654

Students

#1109

Ranking

$15,704

Tuition