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Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University

121 Bachelor's Degrees
76 Master's Degrees
17 Doctor's Degrees
The Mechanical Engineering major is part of the engineering program at Cornell University.

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, average starting salaries, and more. Also, learn how Cornell ranks among other schools offering degrees in ME.

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Mechanical Engineering Degrees Available at Cornell

Cornell ME Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for ME majors, Cornell came in at #7. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in New York.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 6
Best Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 7
Best Mechanical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 9
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 12
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 12
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 13
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 13
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 13
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 14
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 15
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 15
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 16
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 21
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 22
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 27
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Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 29
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Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 45
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 81
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 105
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Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 121
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 143
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 180
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 282
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 304

Popularity of ME at Cornell

During the 2020-2021 academic year, Cornell University handed out 121 bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #72 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 22% over the previous year when 156 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 76 students received their master’s degree in ME from Cornell. This makes it the #24 most popular school for ME master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 17 students received their doctoral degrees in ME in 2021, making the school the #29 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do ME Graduates from Cornell Make?

$72,114 Bachelor's Median Salary
$91,464 Master's Median Salary

Salary of ME Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of ME students who receive their bachelor's degree at Cornell is $72,114. This is higher than $65,190, which is the national median for all ME bachelor's degree recipients.

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Salary of ME Graduates with a Master's Degree

ME majors graduating with a master's degree from Cornell make a median salary of $91,464 a year. This is a better than average outcome since the median salary for all ME graduates with a master's is $81,943.

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How Much Student Debt Do ME Graduates from Cornell Have?

$15,595 Bachelor's Median Debt

Student Debt of ME Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Cornell, ME students borrow a median amount of $15,595 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all ME bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $25,000.

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ME Student Diversity at Cornell

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ME majors at Cornell University.

Cornell Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

The ME program at Cornell awarded 121 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 58% of these degrees went to men with the other 42% going to women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's in ME.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 27
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 50
Non-Resident Aliens 11
Other Races 13

Cornell Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 76 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in ME from Cornell. About 71% were men and 29% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Cornell University with a master's in ME.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 28
Non-Resident Aliens 28
Other Races 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 264
Operations Research 231
Biomedical Engineering 146
Chemical Engineering 131
Systems Engineering 93

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