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2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Ohio

15 Colleges
$66,088 Avg Salary
$24,074 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Mechanical Engineering School for You

In 2019-2020, 2,231 degrees and certificates were awarded to mechanical engineering students who went to a Ohio college or university. This makes it the #19 most popular major in the state.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Ohio to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 15 schools in Ohio to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Ohio

Check out the ME programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools

Our 2022 rankings named Ohio Northern University the best school in Ohio for mechanical engineering students. Located in the town of Ada, ONU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

ME majors at ONU take out an average of $26,176 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $272, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Case Western Reserve University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Ohio list. Case Western is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cleveland.

On average, ME graduates from Case Western take out $23,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 15 schools in Ohio that were part of this year’s ranking, Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, ME graduates from Ohio State take out $23,600 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $245.

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#4

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Dayton. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Ohio list. Located in the city of Dayton, UDayton is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, ME graduates from UDayton carry an average student debtload of $25,989. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 15 schools in Ohio that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Mount Union landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the town of Alliance, Mount Union is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, ME majors at Mount Union accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

With a ranking of #6, University of Toledo did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanical engineering students. Located in the large city of Toledo, University of Toledo is a public college with a large student population.

On average, ME graduates from University of Toledo take out $20,125 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $209, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus ranked #7 on this year’s Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Ohio list. UC is a very large public school located in the large city of Cincinnati.

The average amount in student loans that ME majors at UC take out is $22,668. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $235.

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With a ranking of #8, Ohio University - Athens Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanical engineering students. Located in the town of Athens, OHIO Athens is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, ME graduates from OHIO Athens take out $22,894 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 $238.

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With a ranking of #9, Miami University - Oxford did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanical engineering students. Located in the fringe town of Oxford, Miami University - Oxford is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, ME graduates from Miami University - Oxford carry an average student debtload of $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

Cedarville University landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best mechanical engineering programs. Located in the fringe town of Cedarville, Cedarville is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that ME majors at Cedarville take out is $22,250. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $231, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 2,564
Illinois 1,437
Indiana 1,390
Wisconsin 854

One of 40 majors within the area of study, mechanical engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 30,670
Civil Engineering 21,561
Computer Engineering 16,932
Chemical Engineering 13,610
Biomedical Engineering 12,258

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 15 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Michel Villeneuve.

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