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Mechanical Engineering in Missouri

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Missouri

Each year, roughly 0.3% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in mechanical engineering. In other words, every year an estimated 465 mechanical engineers graduate from Missouri's 10 mechanical engineering schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri with a mechanical engineering program is Washington University in St Louis, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 53rd nationwide. In 2010, 69 students graduated from Washington University in St Louis' mechanical engineering program. The tuition rate at Washington University in St Louis was $40,369 per year.

University of Missouri-Columbia, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in Columbia. In 2010, 101 students graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia mechanical engineering program. Tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,501 per year.

Saint Louis University-Main Campus, which is located in Saint Louis, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a mechanical engineering program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Saint Louis University-Main Campus graduated 21 students from its mechanical engineering programs. Tuition at Saint Louis University-Main Campus was $32,656 per year.


If you choose to attend a Missouri mechanical engineering school, average tuition will be $14,335 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,490 per year to $40,369 per year. The Missouri mechanical engineering schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. Pinnacle Career Institute - located in Kansas City, students are charged $13,700 per year

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

  1. Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year
  2. Lincoln University - located in Jefferson City, students are charged $6,175 per year
  3. University of Missouri-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $8,501 per year

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

A large number of Missouri mechanical engineering graduates become mechanical engineers. If you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,770 Missouri mechanical engineers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri mechanical engineers:

  1. Franklin County - 2,150 mechanical engineers
  2. Bond County - 1,850 mechanical engineers
  3. Butler County - 220 mechanical engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of mechanical engineers in the state of Missouri will shrink to 3,290. This would require a -2% decline in the profession.


A mechanical engineer in Missouri earns $77,400 per year on average. However, Missouri mechanical engineers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $33,550 per year to more than $127,020 per year in 2010. A mechanical engineer in the following Missouri counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Franklin County - $81,270 per year
  2. Bond County - $78,170 per year
  3. Callaway County - $76,830 per year

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

  1. Christian County - $57,490 per year
  2. Butler County - $59,420 per year
  3. Doniphan County - $62,080 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mechanical Engineers 3,770 $77,400 20.4%
Engineers, All Other 1,270 $85,090 28.3%
Mechanical Drafters 1,210 $49,330 3.4%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 370 $56,200 -19.6%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 340 $59,080 -33.3%

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