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Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University

65 Bachelor's Degrees
56 Master's Degrees
21 Doctor's Degrees
The Mechanical Engineering major is part of the engineering program at Northwestern University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. We've also included details on how Northwestern ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in me.

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Mechanical Engineering Degrees Available at Northwestern

Northwestern ME Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for me majors, Northwestern came in at #13. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in Illinois.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Mechanical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 6
Best Mechanical Engineering Graduate Degree Schools 9
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 9
Best Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 10
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 10
Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 11
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 11
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 11
Best Mechanical Engineering Schools 13
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 13
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 13
Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 14
Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Mechanical Engineering Graduates 14
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 14
Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 15
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 16
Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 17
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 17
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 19
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 22
Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Mechanical Engineering Graduates 23
Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 25
Highest Paid Mechanical Engineering Graduates 29
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 29
Highest Paid Master’s Degree Mechanical Engineering Graduates 31
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 82
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 102
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 122
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 123
Best Mechanical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 128
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 155
Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 178
Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 187
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 188
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 190
Best Mechanical Engineering Graduate Degree Colleges for Veterans 190
Best Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 191
Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 250
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 255
Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 302
Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges for Veterans 303
Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 308
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 310

Popularity of ME at Northwestern

During the 2020-2021 academic year, Northwestern University handed out 65 bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering. This is a decrease of 3% over the previous year when 67 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 56 students received their master’s degree in me from Northwestern. This makes it the #43 most popular school for me master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 21 students received their doctoral degrees in me in 2021, making the school the #22 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do ME Graduates from Northwestern Make?

$70,936 Bachelor's Median Salary
$84,295 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 Northwestern is $70,936. 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 Northwestern make a median salary of $84,295 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 Northwestern Have?

$15,334 Bachelor's Median Debt

Student Debt of ME Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Northwestern, me students borrow a median amount of $15,334 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 Northwestern

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

Northwestern Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 80% of me bachelor's degrees went to men and 20% went to women.

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

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 28
Non-Resident Aliens 5
Other Races 6

Northwestern Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 56 me majors earned their master's degree from Northwestern. Of these graduates, 73% were men and 27% were women.

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

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 13
Non-Resident Aliens 27
Other Races 3

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Engineering 93
Industrial Engineering 91
Biomedical Engineering 89
Materials Engineering 82
Electrical Engineering 76

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