There are schools offering mechanical engineering degrees in Florida!
Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Florida
Around 0.2% of Florida's graduates graduate from mechanical engineering degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,024 mechanical engineers graduate from Florida's 15 mechanical engineering schools each year.
University of Miami, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Florida that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in Miami. In 2010, 40 students graduated from University of Miami's mechanical engineering program. The tuition rate at University of Miami was $37,836 per year.
The second-ranked school in Florida with a mechanical engineering program is University of Central Florida, which is located in Orlando. In 2010, it was ranked 20th nationwide. In 2010, University of Central Florida graduated 224 students from its mechanical engineering program. The tuition rate at University of Central Florida was $5,021 per year.
The third-ranked school in Florida that has a mechanical engineering program is University of South Florida-Main Campus. University of South Florida-Main Campus, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Tampa. In 2010, University of South Florida-Main Campus graduated 124 students from its mechanical engineering programs. The tuition rate at University of South Florida-Main Campus was $5,198 per year.
Mechanical engineering schools in Florida, charge students an average tuition of $9,893 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,836 per year, or as little as $2,179 per year. In 2010, the mechanical engineering schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Florida were:
- University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
- Florida Institute of Technology - located in Melbourne, students are charged $32,294 per year
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach - located in Daytona Beach, students are charged $29,728 per year
The mechanical engineering schools in Florida that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
- Brevard Community College - located in Cocoa, students are charged $2,256 per year
- Broward College - located in Fort Lauderdale, students are charged $2,272 per year
A mechanical engineering degree from a Florida school... what next?
Most people who graduate from mechanical engineering school in Florida go on to work as a mechanical engineer. Florida had 6,480 mechanical engineers in 2010. In Florida, the largest numbers of mechanical engineers work in the following counties:
- Brevard County - 1,230 mechanical engineers
- Hernando County - 960 mechanical engineers
- Lake County - 780 mechanical engineers
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of mechanical engineers is expected to shrink by -2% by 2018. There are projected to be 6,280 mechanical engineers working in the Florida then.
On average, mechanical engineers earn $75,780 per year. In 2010, however, some Florida mechanical engineers earned as little as less than $33,590 per year or as much as more than $128,870 per year. On average a mechanical engineer earns the most in the following Florida counties:
- Bay County - $90,670 per year
- Gadsden County - $87,350 per year
- Bradford County - $83,190 per year
A mechanical engineer in the following counties in Florida make the lowest salaries on average:
- Polk County - $57,810 per year
- Marion County - $58,630 per year
- Volusia County - $60,030 per year
For more data regarding a career in mechanical engineering in Florida and to compare salaries with various related fields such as civil engineering or mechanical engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Florida
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Florida
- Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Florida
- Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Florida
- Certificate in Mechanical Engineering in Florida
Curious what studying Mechanical Engineering gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Florida
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Engineers, All Other||5,240||$89,560||-31.2%|
|Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other||2,130||$54,950||-23.1%|
|Mechanical Engineering Technicians||670||$46,930||-47.7%|
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