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Purdue University - Main Campus PhD in Mechanical Engineering

60 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

The main focus area for this major is General Mechanical Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Mechanical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Purdue University - Main Campus. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in ME, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in ME from Purdue Cost?

$9,992 Average Tuition and Fees

Purdue Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at Purdue was $948 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $348 per credit hour. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In StateOut of State

Does Purdue Offer an Online PhD in ME?

Purdue does not offer an online option for its ME doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Purdue Online Learning page.

Purdue Doctorate Student Diversity for ME

60 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
18.3% Women
5.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 60 doctor’s degrees in ME handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 18.3% of the students who received their PhD in ME in 2019-2020 were women. This is about the same as the countrywide number of 16.9%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 5.0% of the ME doctor’s degrees at Purdue in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 9%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American0
Hispanic or Latino1
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students39
Other Races/Ethnicities2

PhD in ME Focus Areas at Purdue

Mechanical Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
General Mechanical Engineering60

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Related MajorAnnual Graduates
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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