If you pursue a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #17 most popular program in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.
College Factual reviewed 2 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of mechanical engineering. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 280 bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year.
To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their bachelor's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their bachelor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on mechanical engineering students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - The number of mechanical engineering students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Student Debt - How easy is it for mechanical engineering to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized mechanical engineering related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for mechanical engineering students working on their bachelor's degree.
Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree Schools in Mississippi ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Mechanical Engineering in Mississippi
The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
Mississippi State University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Mississippi State is a fairly large public university located in the town of Mississippi State.
Mechanical Engineering bachelor's degree recipients from Mississippi State University earn a boost of around $2,674 above the typical income of mechanical engineering graduates.
University of Mississippi is a wonderful option for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Located in the remote town of University, Ole Miss is a public university with a fairly large student population.
Bachelor's graduates who receive their degree from the ME program make about $62,284 in the first couple years of working.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).