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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
35,730
growing 9.2%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$7,805
growing 4.08%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$41,744
growing 3.24%
Average Wage
$105,264
growing 3.44%
People in Workforce
3.95M
growing 4.13%
Average Employee Age
43.6
declining -0.16%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Mechanical Engineering and the types of students that study this field. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Kettering University and Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Mechanical Engineering. Tuition costs for Mechanical Engineering majors are, on average, $7,805 for in-state public colleges, and $41,744 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Mechanical Engineering programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Engineering majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Engineering majors, by average wage, is Farm supplies merchant wholesalers.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Engineering in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering is 43.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Engineering degrees, and White students earn the majority (21,003) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Mechanical Engineering field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mechanical Engineering majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Mechanical Engineering majors need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Troubleshooting, and Programming.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Mechanical Engineering majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Technology Design is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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