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2022 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

6 Colleges
$13,951 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$56,600 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Mechanical Engineering School for You

Mechanical Engineering is the #39 most popular major in Arkansas with 298 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas ranking. This report analyzed 6 schools in Arkansas to see which ones offered the best value programs for ME students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for ME majors pursuing a .

Best Arkansas Schools for Affordable Quality in Mechanical Engineering

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
$9,384 Average Tuition & Fees

Our analysis found University of Arkansas to be the best value school for mechanical engineering students who want to pursue a degree in Arkansas. UARK is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fayetteville.

UARK undergraduate students pay an average of $9,384 in in-state tuition and fees each year. On average, ME graduates from UARK take out $21,500 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $223.

UARK also made our Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas list, coming in at #3.

Full Mechanical Engineering at University of Arkansas Report

$7,315 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arkansas State University - Main Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas list. A-State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Jonesboro.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at A-State are $7,315 per year.

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#3

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR
$7,668 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Arkansas Tech University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas list. ATU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Russellville.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at ATU are $7,668 per year. After completing their degree, ME graduates from ATU carry an average student debtload of $21,232. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $220.

Full Mechanical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University Report

$9,512 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a great value for mechanical engineering students. Located in the medium-sized city of Little Rock, UA Little Rock is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at UA Little Rock are $9,512 a year.

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#5

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR
$28,288 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at John Brown University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanical engineering schools in Arkansas. Located in the distant town of Siloam Springs, JBU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at JBU are $28,288 a year.

JBU also made our Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas list, coming in at #1.

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#6

Harding University

Searcy, AR
$21,540 Average Tuition & Fees

Harding University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas ranking. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Searcy.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Harding are $21,540 per year. After completing their degree, ME graduates from Harding carry an average student debtload of $25,112. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $261, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Harding also took the #2 spot in our Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Arkansas rankings.

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Best Value Mechanical Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 1,390
Florida 2,162
Virginia 868
North Carolina 811
Tennessee 630
South Carolina 605
Kentucky 421
Louisiana 464
Alabama 951
Mississippi 267
West Virginia 289

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 6 schools only.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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