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2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Virginia

7 Colleges
$60,133 Avg Salary
$23,771 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Mechanical Engineering School for You

With 868 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, mechanical engineering is the #46 most popular major in Virginia.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Virginia ranking. Our analysis looked at 7 schools in Virginia to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Virginia

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

Top Virginia Schools in Mechanical Engineering

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our 2022 rankings named Virginia Tech the best school in Virginia for mechanical engineering students. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.

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The excellent programs at University of Virginia - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanical engineering schools in Virginia. University of Virginia is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

Full Mechanical Engineering at University of Virginia - Main Campus Report

#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend George Mason University. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Virginia list. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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#4

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Old Dominion University. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Virginia list. Old Dominion is a very large public school located in the city of Norfolk.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Virginia list. VCU is a very large public school located in the city of Richmond.

Full Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University Report

#6

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Virginia ranking. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

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Virginia Military Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for mechanical engineering students. It came in at #7 on the list. VMI is a small public school located in the distant town of Lexington.

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Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 1,390
Florida 2,162
North Carolina 811
Tennessee 630
South Carolina 605
Kentucky 421
Louisiana 464
Alabama 951
Arkansas 298
Mississippi 267
West Virginia 289

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

Majors Similar to ME

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 7 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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