Mechanical Engineering in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Nebraska


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Nebraska graduates receive degrees in mechanical engineering. That means an estimated 101 mechanical engineers graduate from Nebraska's 2 mechanical engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in Lincoln. In 2010, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduated 81 students from its mechanical engineering program. Tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was $7,224 per year.

Northeast Community College, which is located in Norfolk, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a mechanical engineering program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 20 students graduated from Northeast Community College mechanical engineering program. Northeast Community College charged in-state students $2,612 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Nebraska's mechanical engineering schools ranges from $7,224 per year to $2,612 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,918 per year. In 2010, the mechanical engineering schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nebraska were:

  1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln - located in Lincoln, students are charged $7,224 per year
  2. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Nebraska mechanical engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln - located in Lincoln, students are charged $7,224 per year

A mechanical engineering degree from a Nebraska school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mechanical engineering school in Nebraska go on to work as a mechanical engineer. 740 mechanical engineers were working in Nebraska in 2010. The Nebraska counties with the largest populations of mechanical engineers are:

  1. Harrison County - 450 mechanical engineers
  2. Lancaster County - 90 mechanical engineers
  3. Adams County - 80 mechanical engineers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,020 mechanical engineers will be working in Nebraska state. This would require the number of mechanical engineers to grow by 9%.

Salary

On average, a mechanical engineer earns a salary of $64,740 per year in Nebraska state. But, salaries for mechanical engineers can vary. In 2010, mechanical engineers made as little as less than $33,200 per year or as much as more than $99,420 per year in Nebraska. The following counties in Nebraska have the highest average salaries for mechanical engineers:

  1. Butler County - $75,470 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $69,740 per year
  3. Adams County - $66,840 per year

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

  1. Antelope County - $58,450 per year
  2. Harrison County - $62,700 per year
  3. Adams County - $66,840 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in mechanical engineering and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as civil engineering or mechanical engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Nebraska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,575 miles from location University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 39.6491 67% 24,100
6,604 miles from location Northeast Community College Norfolk NE 24.9689 n/a 5,205
 

Curious what studying Mechanical Engineering gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Mechanical Engineers + 740 $64,740 2.8%
2
Mechanical Drafters + 460 $41,200 2.2%
3
Engineers, All Other + 410 $59,780 5.1%
4
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other + 170 $56,110 30.8%
5
Mechanical Engineering Technicians + 160 $43,750 77.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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