Mechanical Engineering in Ohio

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Ohio

Each year, approximately 0.5% of Ohio graduates receive degrees in mechanical engineering. In other words, every year an estimated 1,672 mechanical engineers graduate from Ohio's 39 mechanical engineering schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio with a mechanical engineering program is Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is located in Columbus. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. 304 students graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Ohio with a mechanical engineering program is Case Western Reserve University, which is located in Cleveland. In 2010, it was ranked 22nd nationwide. 60 students graduated with degree in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2010. Case Western Reserve University charged in-state students $37,648 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio that has a mechanical engineering program is Ohio University-Main Campus. Ohio University-Main Campus, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Athens. In 2010, 45 students graduated from Ohio University-Main Campus mechanical engineering program. The tuition rate at Ohio University-Main Campus was $9,603 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Ohio's mechanical engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,887 per year, though tuition can range from $37,648 per year to $1,735 per year. In 2010, the following Ohio mechanical engineering schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Case Western Reserve University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $37,648 per year
  2. Ohio Northern University - located in Ada, students are charged $33,099 per year
  3. University of Dayton - located in Dayton, students are charged $29,930 per year

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

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year

A mechanical engineering degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mechanical engineering school in Ohio go on to work as a mechanical engineer. If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 11,600 Ohio mechanical engineers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Ohio mechanical engineers:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 2,690 mechanical engineers
  2. Dearborn County - 1,950 mechanical engineers
  3. Delaware County - 1,710 mechanical engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of mechanical engineers in Ohio will shrink by -1%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 13,270 mechanical engineers working in Ohio.


On average, mechanical engineers earn $72,680 per year. In 2010, however, some Ohio mechanical engineers earned as little as less than $38,880 per year or as much as more than $110,280 per year. On average a mechanical engineer earns the most in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Dearborn County - $79,550 per year
  2. Cuyahoga County - $77,750 per year
  3. Greene County - $75,290 per year

A mechanical engineer in the following counties in Ohio make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Coshocton County - $58,940 per year
  2. Auglaize County - $59,140 per year
  3. Clark County - $62,000 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,855 miles from location Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 85.5159 49% 55,014
5,931 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati OH 68.9215 36% 31,134
5,795 miles from location Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland OH 9.90183 n/a 29,807
5,854 miles from location Columbus State Community College Columbus OH 11.6792 n/a 28,539
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,891 miles from location Owens Community College Perrysburg OH 11.3004 n/a 22,530
5,917 miles from location Sinclair Community College Dayton OH 11.8406 n/a 21,561
5,910 miles from location Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton OH 25.0605 n/a 17,558
5,895 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green OH 65.9679 34% 17,309
5,944 miles from location Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 41.8383 24% 16,884
5,794 miles from location Cleveland State University Cleveland OH 23.1227 40% 16,216
5,738 miles from location Youngstown State University Youngstown OH 22.3377 n/a 14,644
5,814 miles from location Lorain County Community College Elyria OH 9.2858 n/a 12,798
5,778 miles from location Stark State College of Technology Canton OH 12.024 n/a 12,476
5,916 miles from location University of Dayton Dayton OH 36.9742 19% 10,908
5,932 miles from location Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati OH 11.9536 n/a 10,165
5,791 miles from location Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH 78.2057 17% 9,738
5,779 miles from location Lakeland Community College Willoughby OH 9.50558 n/a 9,406
5,825 miles from location Central Ohio Technical College Newark OH 10.8453 n/a 4,350
5,847 miles from location Shawnee State University Portsmouth OH 15.9698 n/a 4,300
5,912 miles from location James A Rhodes State College Lima OH 12.4985 n/a 4,147
5,896 miles from location Clark State Community College Springfield OH 8.13511 n/a 4,032
5,929 miles from location Northwest State Community College Archbold OH 12.5827 n/a 3,665
5,902 miles from location Ohio Northern University Ada OH 67.3993 25% 3,636
5,837 miles from location North Central State College Mansfield OH 9.94322 n/a 3,595
5,919 miles from location Edison State Community College Piqua OH 15.7902 n/a 3,519
5,870 miles from location Terra State Community College Fremont OH 11.6464 n/a 3,152
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,862 miles from location Marion Technical College Marion OH 12.119 n/a 2,659
5,749 miles from location Kent State University at Trumbull Warren OH 10.2774 n/a 2,623
5,841 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Firelands Huron OH 7.82408 n/a 2,455
5,773 miles from location Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia OH 11.5313 n/a 2,395
5,754 miles from location Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula OH 11.4415 n/a 2,201
5,768 miles from location Washington State Community College Marietta OH 20.0648 n/a 2,184
5,744 miles from location Belmont Technical College Saint Clairsville OH 8.81065 n/a 2,172
5,734 miles from location Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville OH 13.0816 n/a 2,120
5,926 miles from location Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Cincinnati OH 29.8657 n/a 380

Curious what studying Mechanical Engineering gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mechanical Engineers + 11,600 $72,680 -16.0%
Engineers, All Other + 4,760 $84,840 -21.6%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other + 3,590 $57,370
Mechanical Drafters + 3,060 $47,580 -8.4%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians + 2,490 $47,750 -27.6%

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