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2021 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

5 Colleges
$12,702 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$68,425 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Mechanical Engineering School for You

With 1,390 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, mechanical engineering is the #28 most popular major in Georgia.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia ranking. This report analyzed 5 schools in Georgia 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.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia

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

Best Georgia Schools for Affordable Quality in ME

#1

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA
$6,463 Average Tuition & Fees

Our analysis found Georgia Southern University to be the best value school for mechanical engineering students who want to pursue a degree in Georgia. Located in the town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public college with a very large student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at GaSou are $6,463 per year. The average amount in student loans that ME majors at GaSou take out is $24,125. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $250, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

GaSou also claimed a spot on our Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
$12,080 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Georgia is a great value for mechanical engineering students. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at UGA are $12,080 per year. The average amount in student loans that ME majors at UGA take out is $20,750. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $215.

UGA not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #3 on our Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia list.

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$6,456 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Kennesaw State University is a great value for mechanical engineering students. KSU Georgia is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at KSU Georgia are $6,456 a year.

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$12,682 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 5 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

Georgia Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $12,682 in in-state tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that ME majors at Georgia Tech take out is $25,764. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $286.

Georgia Tech not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #1 on our Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia list.

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#5

Mercer University

Macon, GA
$25,828 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mercer University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia list. Located in the medium-sized city of Macon, Mercer is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Mercer are $25,828 per year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Mercer also did well on our Best Mechanical Engineering Schools in Georgia list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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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
Florida 2,162
Virginia 868
North Carolina 811
Tennessee 630
South Carolina 605
Kentucky 421
Louisiana 464
Alabama 951
Arkansas 298
Mississippi 267
West Virginia 289

Mechanical Engineering is one of 38 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 31,384
Civil Engineering 21,938
Computer Engineering 15,891
Chemical Engineering 14,406
Biomedical Engineering 12,001

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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.

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