Best master's in mechanical engineering in North Carolina

Is a master’s degree in mechanical engineering worth it? It depends on which school and program you choose. Earnings with a master’s degree average $14,344 more than with a bachelor’s 3 years after graduation. The advanced skills gained in a graduate mechanical engineering program can also lead to significant career advancement including leadership or research and development roles. Explore the top mechanical engineering master's programs in the U.S. below.

Our master’s in mechanical engineering rankings cover 71 of the 190 universities available, accounting for 64% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $88,345.

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#1 in North Carolina | #34 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.27

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $92,582

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $19,066

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $31,418

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.34

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

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