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Bachelor’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology

2,866 Yearly Graduations
$55,600 Median Salary
$26,500 Median Debt
There are 87 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in ME tech. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 23% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.0% of ME tech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of ME Tech Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,866 students earned their bachelor's degree in ME tech. This earns it the #113 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in ME tech at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,866
Associate’s Degree 2,168
Basic Certificate 1,928
Undergraduate Certificate 624
Master’s Degree 164
Graduate Certificate 21
Doctor’s Degree 1

Earnings of ME Tech Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in ME tech is $55,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $53,000 and the high is $59,850.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in ME tech is $26,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,048 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,070.

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The median monthly payment of a ME tech graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $275.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in ME tech. About 91.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,635
Women 231
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in ME Tech

The racial-ethnic distribution of ME tech bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 139
Black or African American 157
Hispanic or Latino 250
White 1,855
International Students 287
Other Races/Ethnicities 178
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ME Tech Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 87 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in ME tech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
268 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for ME tech students seekinga bachelor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 44,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 268 people received their bachelor's degree in ME tech from Purdue. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#2

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
112 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ferris State University. Roughly 13,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at Ferris. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#3

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
105 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in ME tech. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

The ME tech program at Rochester Institute of Technology awarded 105 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 12% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

103 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in ME tech. Each year, around 12,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,456 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 103 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at SIUC. Of these students, 6% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
95 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Toledo comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in ME tech. Roughly 20,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,449 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,047 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at University of Toledo. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

85 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York City College of Technology is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in ME tech. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at City Tech. About 9% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
85 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in ME tech. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

The ME tech program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte awarded 85 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 7% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
84 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in ME tech. Each year, around 46,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

The ME tech program at University of Houston awarded 84 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, New York
81 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Farmingdale State College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in ME tech. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,792 per year.

The ME tech program at Farmingdale State College awarded 81 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
69 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pittsburg State University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in ME tech. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,694 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

The ME tech program at Pittsburg State University awarded 69 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

69 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in ME tech. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

The ME tech program at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus awarded 69 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana
62 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in ME tech. Each year, around 13,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,036 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,542 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at Indiana State. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#13

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, Indiana
61 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University Northwest comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in ME tech. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,803 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,868 per year.

The ME tech program at Purdue University Northwest awarded 61 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 7% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

55 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in ME tech. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their bachelor's degree in ME tech from IUPUI. Of these students, 4% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
54 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Central Michigan University. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at Central Michigan. Of these students, 6% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
51 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Kennesaw State University. Each year, around 35,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

The ME tech program at Kennesaw State University awarded 51 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, California
51 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Art Center College of Design is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in ME tech. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,272 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,788 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their bachelor's degree in ME tech from Art Center College of Design. About 6% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
50 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Montana State University. Roughly 16,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,089 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at MSU Bozeman. Of these students, 6% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

49 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Akron Main Campus. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,306 per year.

The ME tech program at University of Akron Main Campus awarded 49 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Utica, New York
43 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 bachelor's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at SUNY Poly. About 9% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to ME tech that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Industrial Production Technology 2,947
Construction Engineering 2,391
Quality Control Technology 1,827
Engineering-Related Fields 1,760
Electronics Engineering 1,642

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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