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Mechanical Engineering Schools in Illinois

There are eight schools in the state of Illinois offering mechanical engineering programs. 822 students graduated with degrees from Illinois mechanical engineering schools in 2010. 554 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 212 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

834 students graduate from programs in this state in mechanical engineering, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from mechanical engineering programs. Out of those, 554 students graduated with a bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree, 212 with a master's level degree, and 56 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Eight mechanical engineering schools are located in this state. Out of these, while five schools are public, three schools are private. Public mechanical engineering school tuition varies from $8,401 to $13,096, while tuition at a private mechanical engineering school varies from $25,424 to $40,223.

Average tuition for programs in mechanical engineering is $20,159. The lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $8,401 every year, is at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, while the highest tuition for mechanical engineering programs, which is $40,223 every year, is at Northwestern University.

Schools in this state offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for mechanical engineering students.

Mechanical Engineering Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

834 students graduate from programs in this state in mechanical engineering, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from mechanical engineering programs. Out of those, 554 students graduated with a bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree, 212 with a master's level degree, and 56 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Mechanical Engineering Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 488
  • Bachelor 2007: 510
  • Bachelor 2008: 566
  • Bachelor 2009: 567
  • Bachelor 2010: 554
  • Master 2006: 244
  • Master 2007: 216
  • Master 2008: 220
  • Master 2009: 200
  • Master 2010: 212
  • Doctorate 2006: 48
  • Doctorate 2007: 50
  • Doctorate 2008: 61
  • Doctorate 2009: 50
  • Doctorate 2010: 56

Mechanical Engineering Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 20 mechanical engineering programs. Of these programs, about 40% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Mechanical Engineering Program Availability in Illinois

  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 8
  • Doctorate: 4

Career Trends

Mechanical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Mechanical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Mechanical Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 47800
  • 25th Percentile: 57050
  • Median: 72090
  • 75th Percentile: 91440
  • 90th Percentile: 130340

Career Trends

Mechanical Engineers — Employment Trend

Mechanical Engineers — Employment Trend

Mechanical Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 65050
  • Median Salary 2007: 67150
  • Median Salary 2008: 70330
  • Median Salary 2009: 70240
  • Median Salary 2010: 72090
  • Total Employed 2006: 8340
  • Total Employed 2007: 7150
  • Total Employed 2008: 8200
  • Total Employed 2009: 7910
  • Total Employed 2010: 8160

Illinois vs National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Illinois vs National Mechanical Engineering Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.481% (8160)

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1. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is in a rural setting. This university offers two programs in mechanical engineering. Out of those, this research university offers one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level to students and one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering mechanical engineering.

2. Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Bradley University offers two programs in mechanical engineering. More specifically, students are offered one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level by this school and one master's level degree in mechanical engineering. BU, which is near the center of the city, is located in Peoria, IL. Bradley is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering mechanical engineering in terms of programs.

3. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 0.9 miles from the center of the city. It offers three mechanical engineering programs. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree by it, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one doctorate level mechanical engineering degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, this research university ranks first in the state of Illinois.

4. Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Northern Illinois University is in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. NIU offers two programs in mechanical engineering. Of those, students are offered one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level by NIU and one master's level mechanical engineering degree. NIU is a public, 4-year, research institution. NIU is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering mechanical engineering programs.

5. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1001
(618) 650-2000

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. It offers two mechanical engineering programs. Out of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in mechanical engineering and one master's level degree in mechanical engineering. This large university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering mechanical engineering programs.

6. The Illinois Institute of Technology

3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-3000

The Illinois Institute of Technology, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This university offers three programs in mechanical engineering. Out of those, this university offers students one mechanical engineering degree at the bachelor's level, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level mechanical engineering degree. 7,774 students pursue degrees in 114 programs at IIT, overall. Illinois Tech is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering mechanical engineering programs.

7. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers three mechanical engineering programs. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level mechanical engineering degree by this university, one master's level degree in mechanical engineering, and one mechanical engineering degree at the doctorate level. This large university is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in mechanical engineering.

8. Northwestern University

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

Northwestern University offers three programs in mechanical engineering. More specifically, NU offers one degree at the bachelor's level in mechanical engineering to students, one mechanical engineering degree at the master's level, and one mechanical engineering degree at the doctorate level. This big university, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL. Overall, 20,481 students seek degrees in 315 programs at this university. Northwestern ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.