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Mechanical Engineering Schools in Illinois

216 ME Tech students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Mechanical Engineering is the 139th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Mechanical Engineering Majors in Illinois

ME Tech majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 103
Associate’s Degree 55
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 22
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 22
Master’s Degree 19
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 17

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a ME tech major is more popular with men than with women.

Mechanical Engineering Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of ME tech majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 26.4%
  • White: 57.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 6.0%
Mechanical Engineering Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mechanical Engineering Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 29,400 people employed in jobs related to a ME tech degree, compared to 699,620 nationwide.

Mechanical Engineering Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Mechanical Engineering Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a ME tech grad in the state is $58,500, compared to a typical salary of $58,240 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in Illinois that offer ME tech degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,817 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $33,200 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years.

#2

Triton College

River Grove
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,529 Total Students

In their early career, Triton College grads earn an average salary of $26,300. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid. 28% of the teachers are full time.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,127 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 83%. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 1.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,454 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 53% of students receive it.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,875 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,663. 34% of the teachers are full time. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,762 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 53% of students receive it. 26% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $5,192.

#7

McHenry County College

Crystal Lake
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,031 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. 43% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending MCC will pay a net price of $6,415.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,193 Total Students

51% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

#9

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,946 Total Students

28% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,196. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Mechanical Engineering Careers in IL

Some of the careers ME tech majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 5% $58,900
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 4% $42,970

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to ME tech.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Industrial Production Technology 613
Drafting & Design Engineering 485
Electronics Engineering 359
Electromechanical Engineering 349
Computer Engineering 263
Engineering-Related Fields 230
General Engineering Technology 219
Other Engineering Technology 128

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