Mechanical Engineering in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in New Mexico


Around 0.4% of New Mexico's graduates graduate from mechanical engineering degree programs every year. That means an estimated 198 mechanical engineers graduate from New Mexico's 7 mechanical engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a mechanical engineering program is New Mexico State University-Main Campus. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Las Cruces. In 2010, 55 students graduated from New Mexico State University-Main Campus' mechanical engineering program. Students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid $5,400 per year in tuition fees.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a mechanical engineering program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 64 students graduated with degree in mechanical engineering from University of New Mexico-Main Campus in 2010. Students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid $5,506 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in New Mexico with a mechanical engineering program is New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, which is located in Socorro. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. In 2010, 30 students graduated from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology mechanical engineering program. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology charged in-state students $4,941 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of New Mexico's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,054 per year, though tuition can range from $5,506 per year to $944 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico mechanical engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year
  2. New Mexico State University-Main Campus - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $5,400 per year
  3. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology - located in Socorro, students are charged $4,941 per year

The following New Mexico mechanical engineering schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year
  3. University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus - located in Los Alamos, students are charged $1,404 per year

A mechanical engineering degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mechanical engineering school in New Mexico go on to work as a mechanical engineer. 930 mechanical engineers were working in New Mexico in 2010. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of mechanical engineers work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 700 mechanical engineers
  2. Dona Ana County - 90 mechanical engineers
  3. Chaves County - 80 mechanical engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of mechanical engineers is expected to grow by 1% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,160 mechanical engineers working in the New Mexico then.

Salary

A mechanical engineer in New Mexico earns $86,150 per year on average. But, salaries for mechanical engineers can vary. In 2010, mechanical engineers made as little as less than $48,990 per year or as much as more than $132,000 per year in New Mexico. The following counties in New Mexico have the highest average salaries for mechanical engineers:

  1. Chaves County - $95,960 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $87,420 per year
  3. Dona Ana County - $73,040 per year

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

  1. Dona Ana County - $73,040 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $87,420 per year
  3. Chaves County - $95,960 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico 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 New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,163 miles from location University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque NM 31.7802 54% 27,241
7,200 miles from location New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces NM 60.5764 45% 18,526
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
6,974 miles from location Clovis Community College Clovis NM 5.1584 n/a 4,282
7,189 miles from location New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro NM 28.5068 72% 1,761
6,999 miles from location Mesalands Community College Tucumcari NM 13.5852 n/a 991
7,135 miles from location University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Los Alamos NM 10.0615 n/a 683
 

Curious what studying Mechanical Engineering gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Engineers, All Other + 2,670 $113,240 128.2%
2
Mechanical Engineers + 930 $86,150 -10.6%
3
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other + 890 $53,160 15.6%
4
Mechanical Engineering Technicians + 310 $51,450
5
Mechanical Drafters + 250 $53,030 -57.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mechanical engineering related jobs in New Mexico