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Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College

If you are interested in studying mechanical engineering, you may want to check out the program at Lafayette College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Lafayette is located in Easton, Pennsylvania and approximately 2,514 students attend the school each year. Of the 720 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in 2021, 60 of them were mechanical engineering majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Mechanical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

Lafayette Mechanical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ME

Lafayette Mechanical Engineering Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the ME progam at Lafayette compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The ME major at Lafayette is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Mechanical Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 25
Most Focused Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 28
Most Focused Mechanical Engineering Schools 35
Best Value Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 205
Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 211
Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools 218
Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Schools 229

How Much Do ME Graduates from Lafayette Make?

The median salary of ME students who receive their bachelor's degree at Lafayette is $67,784. This is 4% higher than $65,190, which is the national average for all ME bachelor's degree recipients.


ME Student Demographics at Lafayette

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ME majors at Lafayette College.

Lafayette Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

40% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 60 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in ME from Lafayette in 2021, 60% were men and 40% were women. The typical ME bachelor's degree program is made up of only 17% women. So female students are more repesented at Lafayette since its program graduates 23% more women than average.


About 72% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in ME at Lafayette are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor's in ME.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 43
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Lafayette also has a doctoral program available in ME. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That ME Grads May Go Into

A degree in ME can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Lafayette College.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Mechanical Engineers 16,590 $85,740
Cost Estimators 8,610 $67,330
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,220 $150,400
Engineering Professors 2,950 $114,870
Aerospace Engineers 940 $108,300


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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