Mechanical Engineering in Washington State

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Washington State


Around 0.3% of Washington State's graduates graduate from mechanical engineering degree programs every year. That means an estimated 496 mechanical engineers graduate from Washington State's 17 mechanical engineering schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a mechanical engineering program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 13th nationwide. In 2010, 152 students graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus' mechanical engineering program. Students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid $8,701 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Washington State that has a mechanical engineering program is Washington State University. Washington State University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Pullman. In 2010, 141 students graduated from Washington State University mechanical engineering program. Students at Washington State University paid $9,489 per year in tuition fees.

Seattle University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in Seattle. In 2010, Seattle University graduated 22 students from its mechanical engineering programs. Tuition at Seattle University was $30,825 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Washington State's mechanical engineering schools ranges from $30,925 per year to $2,610 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,096 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State mechanical engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  2. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
  3. Saint Martin's University - located in Lacey, students are charged $26,677 per year

The mechanical engineering schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  3. Tacoma Community College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $3,019 per year

A mechanical engineering degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mechanical engineering school in Washington State go on to work as a mechanical engineer. If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,810 Washington State mechanical engineers as of 2010. The Washington State counties with the largest populations of mechanical engineers are:

  1. King County - 3,690 mechanical engineers
  2. Kitsap County - 500 mechanical engineers
  3. Benton County - 330 mechanical engineers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 6,560 mechanical engineers will be working in Washington State state. This would require the number of mechanical engineers to grow by 2%.

Salary

On average, a mechanical engineer earns a salary of $87,600 per year in Washington State state. However, this number is only an average. mechanical engineers in Washington State had varying salaries from $42,490 to $149,350 per year in 2010. On average a mechanical engineer earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Whatcom County - $92,560 per year
  2. King County - $90,140 per year
  3. Benton County - $88,080 per year

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

  1. Spokane County - $61,680 per year
  2. Adams County - $71,050 per year
  3. Thurston County - $77,090 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in mechanical engineering. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Washington State
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,680 miles from location Bellevue College Bellevue WA 15.3084 n/a 14,010
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,689 miles from location Green River Community College Auburn WA 15.7392 n/a 8,205
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,705 miles from location Tacoma Community College Tacoma WA 11.2217 n/a 6,825
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,690 miles from location Seattle Community College-South Campus Seattle WA 8.16257 n/a 6,074
7,702 miles from location Bates Technical College Tacoma WA 15.6162 n/a 5,458
7,740 miles from location Centralia College Centralia WA 18.6955 n/a 3,574
7,660 miles from location Bellingham Technical College Bellingham WA 23.5145 n/a 2,864
7,724 miles from location Saint Martin's University Lacey WA 57.1629 31% 1,672
 

Curious what studying Mechanical Engineering gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Engineers, All Other + 6,260 $90,670 108.7%
2
Mechanical Engineers + 5,810 $87,600 33.6%
3
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other + 3,300 $68,320 16.2%
4
Mechanical Drafters + 2,240 $64,930 65.9%
5
Mechanical Engineering Technicians + 1,270 $57,570 35.1%
 

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