Best Mechanical Engineering colleges in Indiana 2021

Students with a passion for math and science often turn to careers in engineering to put their knowledge into practice. Since engineering provides so many opportunities and career paths, learning about the specifics of each type can help when trying to find the engineering major that best corresponds to interest. Here, we give the full scoop on one popular option, mechanical engineering.

Best Mechanical Engineering colleges in Indiana for 2021

Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
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School of Mechanical Engineering

Can a re-engineered football helmet prevent brain damage? How might portable, 3-D technology contribute to crime scene investigations? The inquisitive minds at Purdue ponder these questions and a multitude of others as they apply their knowledge to real-life problems. Perhaps fitting of a university hosting the largest academic propulsion lab in the world (the 24-acre Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories), Purdue encourages far-reaching experiences. Forty percent of mechanical engineering undergrads participate in a global education experience with international partner institutions. Skills get put to the test on such projects as developing a water harvesting system in Tanzania or fabricating prosthetics for amputees in Guatemala. Back on campus, the fact that 39 percent of enrolled undergrads are international further contributes to Purdue’s global vibe. By graduation, 90 percent of mechanical engineering seniors have 4-18 months of industrial experience. Such training pays off on the job market to the tune of a $62,838 average starting salary!

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis offers 3 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 261 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 168 Bachelor's degrees, 87 Master's degrees, and 6 Certificates.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame offers 3 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 141 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 122 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers 2 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 161 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 157 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

University of Evansville
Evansville, IN

University of Evansville offers 1 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 27 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees.

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University offers 1 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 49 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 49 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Southern Indiana offers 1 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 14 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Mechanical Engineering colleges in Indiana

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Purdue University-Main Campus Logo Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
3/5
22 : 1 45,500
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Logo Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
3/5
29 : 1 29,537
University of Notre Dame Logo University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
5/5
10 : 1 12,683
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Logo Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN
5/5
11 : 1 2,038
Trine University Logo Trine University Angola, IN
5/5
32 : 1 3,970
University of Evansville Logo University of Evansville Evansville, IN
5/5
14 : 1 2,371
Valparaiso University Logo Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
5/5
12 : 1 3,502
Purdue University Fort Wayne Logo Purdue University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
3/5
33 : 1 10,208
Indiana Institute of Technology Logo Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, IN
5/5
35 : 1 2,223
Anderson University Logo Anderson University Anderson, IN
5/5
14 : 1 1,567
Grace College and Theological Seminary Logo Grace College and Theological Seminary Winona Lake, IN
5/5
41 : 1 1,957
Purdue University Northwest Logo Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
2/5
31 : 1 10,006
University of Southern Indiana Logo University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
3/5
30 : 1 10,705
Indiana Institute of Technology-College of Professional Studies Logo Indiana Institute of Technology-College of Professional Studies Fort Wayne, IN
3/5
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