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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,131 miles from location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 49.1299 41% 43,881
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,162 miles from location Northern Illinois University Dekalb IL 31.3806 29% 24,424
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,106 miles from location Northwestern University Evanston IL 92.7945 32% 19,853
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,113 miles from location Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills IL 13.4837 n/a 17,774
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
6,103 miles from location Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago IL 69.9334 26% 7,707
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
 

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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