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.
For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 6 schools in Missouri to determine which ones were the best for mechanical engineering students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 583 bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering to qualified students.
Choosing a Great Mechanical Engineering School for Your Bachelor's Degree
Your choice of mechanical engineering for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
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
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to mechanical engineering students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - How many other mechanical engineering students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
Student Debt - How much debt mechanical engineering students go into to obtain their bachelor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized mechanical engineering related body.
Our full 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 Missouri 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 Missouri
The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
It's hard to beat Washington University in St Louis if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.
Soon after graduating, ME bachelor's recipients typically earn around $66,886 in their early careers.
Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a medium-sized public university located in the town of Rolla.
Bachelor's students who receive their degree from the ME program make an average of $67,693 for their early career.
Any student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering has to take a look at University of Missouri - Columbia. Mizzou is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.
Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the ME program state that they receive average early career income of $66,571.
Every student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering has to check out Saint Louis University. SLU is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Saint Louis.
After graduation, ME bachelor's recipients generally make an average of $68,904 in the first five years of their career.
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).