Best master's in mechanical engineering in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania | #24 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.28

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $93,797

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $451

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $26,056

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

Debt to earnings: 0.28

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Pennsylvania | #53 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.42

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $84,013

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,569

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $33,438

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

Debt to earnings: 0.40

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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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Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

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Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania

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How long does it take to pay down debt in mechanical engineering in Pennsylvania?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in mechanical engineering is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in mechanical engineering earn in Pennsylvania?

Salary

$95,851

The median master's degree in mechanical engineering graduate earns $95,851 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in mechanical engineering cost in Pennsylvania?

Net cost

$37,831

The average annual cost of a master's degree in mechanical engineering is $37,831. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.