There are schools offering mechanical engineering degrees in Washington State!
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.
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.
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:
- Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
- Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
- 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:
- Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
- Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
- 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:
- King County - 3,690 mechanical engineers
- Kitsap County - 500 mechanical engineers
- Benton County - 330 mechanical engineers
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%.
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:
- Whatcom County - $92,560 per year
- King County - $90,140 per year
- Benton County - $88,080 per year
A mechanical engineer in the following counties in Washington State make the lowest salaries on average:
- Spokane County - $61,680 per year
- Adams County - $71,050 per year
- Thurston County - $77,090 per year
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
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)|
|Engineers, All Other||6,260||$90,670||108.7%|
|Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other||3,300||$68,320||16.2%|
|Mechanical Engineering Technicians||1,270||$57,570||35.1%|
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