Mechanical Engineering in Illinois

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Illinois receive mechanical engineering degrees every year. That means an estimated 875 mechanical engineers graduate from Illinois' 17 mechanical engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in Evanston. 103 students graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University in 2010. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a mechanical engineering program is University of Illinois at Chicago. University of Illinois at Chicago, which was ranked 29th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 109 students graduated with degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. Students at University of Illinois at Chicago paid $12,053 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a mechanical engineering program is Illinois Institute of Technology, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. 99 students graduated with degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2010. Illinois Institute of Technology charged in-state students $32,442 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois mechanical engineering school, average tuition will be $10,643 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,750 per year to $40,223 per year. In 2010, the mechanical engineering schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  2. Illinois Institute of Technology - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,442 per year
  3. Bradley University - located in Peoria, students are charged $25,424 per year

The following Illinois mechanical engineering schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Oakton Community College - located in Des Plaines, students are charged $2,750 per year
  2. Lake Land College - located in Mattoon, students are charged $2,784 per year
  3. Illinois Central College - located in Peoria, students are charged $2,790 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for mechanical engineers:

  1. Adams County - $58,010 per year
  2. Kankakee County - $58,930 per year
  3. Macon County - $60,650 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mechanical engineering in Illinois 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 Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Illinois
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering in Illinois

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Curious what studying Mechanical Engineering gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Mechanical Engineers n/a $86,960
2
Engineers, All Other 9,590 $82,680 -2.6%
3
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2,720 $54,490 -6.2%
4
Mechanical Drafters 2,070 $49,780 -34.5%
5
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,830 $52,580 0.0%
 

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