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2021 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools

85 Colleges
$52,659 Avg Salary
$22,928 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology School for You

In 2018-2019, 7,772 people earned a degree or certificate in mechanical engineering technology, making the major the #122 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 85 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Colleges.

Top 15% Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Our analysis found Northwestern University to be the best school for mechanical engineering technology students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Michigan Technological University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools list. Located in the remote town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that ME tech majors at Michigan Tech take out is $29,250. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $304.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means International Air and Hospitality Academy is a great place for mechanical engineering technology students. Located in the city of Vancouver, International Air and Hospitality Academy is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#4

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

The excellent programs at University of Dayton helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanical engineering technology schools in the United States. Located in the midsize city of Dayton, U of Dayton is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, ME tech majors at U of Dayton accumulate an average of around $24,715 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $256.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Rochester Institute of Technology is a great place for mechanical engineering technology students. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester.

ME Tech majors at RIT take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools ranking. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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#7

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for mechanical engineering technology students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a large student population.

On average, ME tech graduates from Ferris take out $20,974 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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Miami University - Middletown came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools ranking. Located in the small suburb of Middletown, Miami University - Middletown is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, ME tech graduates from Miami University - Middletown carry an average student debtload of $26,306. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $273.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best mechanical engineering technology programs. Penn College is a small public school located in the small city of Williamsport.

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#10

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

Point Park University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools list. Point Park is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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#11

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools list. Indiana State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Terre Haute.

The average amount in student loans that ME tech majors at Indiana State take out is $22,518. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $234, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools ranking. Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

ME Tech majors at Central Michigan take out an average of $31,000 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
14 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
15 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica, NY
16 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
17 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT

Mechanical Engineering Technology by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 17 majors within the area of study, mechanical engineering technology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to ME Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 14,313
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Environmental Control Technology 10,042
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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