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 Special Focus Institutions and Kettering University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Mechanical Engineering. Tuition costs for Mechanical Engineering majors are, on average, $8,091 for in-state public colleges, and $43,220 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Mechanical Engineering programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.
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 43.5, 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 (22,400) of the degrees.
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, Programming, and Installation.
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.