Best master's in mechanical engineering in Texas

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 Texas | #8 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

Economic score: 0.19

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: $82,440

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,402

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: $17,126

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

Debt to earnings: 0.21

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 Texas | #21 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Texas A & M University, College Station

College Station, Texas

Economic score: 0.27

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: $92,911

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,883

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: $27,453

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

Debt to earnings: 0.30

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.

#3 in Texas | #40 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Economic score: 0.36

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: $69,338

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $14,589

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: $20,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.30

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.

#4 in Texas | #48 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Texas

Economic score: 0.38

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: $74,084

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,199

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: $27,137

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

Debt to earnings: 0.37

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.

#5 in Texas | #60 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

Economic score: 0.50

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: $56,474

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $20,130

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: $20,843

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

Debt to earnings: 0.37

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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LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas

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Baylor University

Waco, Texas

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University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

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Rice University

Houston, Texas

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Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

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Texas A & M University, Kingsville

Kingsville, Texas

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The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

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The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas

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The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

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

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 Texas?

Salary

$76,490

The median master's degree in mechanical engineering graduate earns $76,490 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$15,773

The average annual cost of a master's degree in mechanical engineering is $15,773. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.