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Mechanical Engineering at University of Kansas

132 Bachelor's Degrees
4 Master's Degrees
4 Doctor's Degrees
Mechanical Engineering is one of the majors in the engineering program at University of Kansas.

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 KU ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in ME.

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Mechanical Engineering Degrees Available at KU

KU ME Rankings

The bachelor's program at KU was ranked #105 on College Factual's Best Schools for ME list. It is also ranked #2 in Kansas.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 30
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering 57
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 58
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 73
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 75
Best Mechanical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 81
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income Over $110k) 85
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 87
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 95
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 97
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $75-$110k) 101
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Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 105
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $48-$75k) 112
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (With Aid) 125
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $0-$30k) 142
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Mechanical Engineering (Income $30-$48k) 143
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Popularity of ME at KU

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of Kansas handed out 132 bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #123 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 12% over the previous year when 118 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 4 students received their master’s degree in ME from KU. This makes it the #205 most popular school for ME master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 4 students received their doctoral degrees in ME in 2021, making the school the #105 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do ME Graduates from KU Make?

$64,974 Bachelor'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 KU is $64,974. This is less than $65,190, which is the national median of all ME majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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How Much Student Debt Do ME Graduates from KU Have?

$24,288 Bachelor's Median Debt

Student Debt of ME Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at KU, ME students borrow a median amount of $24,288 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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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the ME program at KU is $390 per month.

ME Student Diversity at KU

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

KU Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

Of the 132 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from KU in 2020-2021, 82% were men and 18% were women.

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The majority of the students with this major are white. About 68% of 2021 graduates were in this category.

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

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 90
Non-Resident Aliens 12
Other Races 6

KU Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program

Of the 4 ME students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from KU, about 75% were men and 25% were women.

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The majority of master's degree recipients in this major at KU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 75% of students fell into this category.

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

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 3
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

Related Major Annual Graduates
Civil Engineering 79
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 69
Chemical Engineering 69
Electrical Engineering 35
Petroleum Engineering 35

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