Nonprofit Colleges Online Releases 2017 Ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

RALEIGH, N.C., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website dedicated to putting students before profits has published a ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs highlighting schools that put education before their bottom line. (

For its rankings, Nonprofit Colleges Online chooses programs from well-regarded universities and colleges that have lower than average tuition costs and are accredited by trusted sources, and then ranks them according to their estimated tuition cost.

The University of Alabama placed first in this ranking for its Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and has an estimated tuition cost of $11,010. The University of South Carolina, located in Columbia, South Carolina, placed second with an estimated tuition cost of $15,990. Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa, placed third in the overall ranking with an estimated tuition cost of $16,800

The following is a list of the other colleges and universities selected for the ranking, ordered alphabetically:

Auburn UniversityAuburn, Alabama

Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, Colorado

Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York City, New York

Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, Georgia

Kansas State UniversityManhattan, Kansas

Michigan Technological University

Missouri University of Science and Technology

North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, North Carolina

Purdue UniversityHoughton, Michigan

Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, Texas

University of FloridaGainesville, Florida

University of IdahoMoscow, Idaho

University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, Illinois

University of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina

University of VirginiaCharlottesville, Virginia

University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, Wisconsin

Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, Massachusetts

“Mechanical engineering is the most traditional and general type of engineering within the broader field of engineering,” says Sam Mazany, editor at Nonprofit Colleges Online. “Students pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering learn the main principles of engineering along with physics and material sciences. As the most broad degree, it offers students the greatest deal of flexibility in their career path. Mechanical engineering students can potentially go on to be employed in a wide range of different types of jobs, later entering aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, civil engineering, metallurgical engineering, and much more. Prospective students who are interested in engineering but wish to keep all options open will find that a mechanical engineering degree is a great way to gain an understanding of the core principles of engineering without committing to a specialized career path. Due to the flexibility of this degree, students are able to pursue a variety of different jobs and can expect to make an average of over $80,000 a year after earning their degree.”

Nonprofit Colleges Online ( is an online publication committed to promoting accredited institutions that put students before profits. The site helps students find affordable, distance education learning solutions by publishing rankings that make this information more readily available. For additional rankings and information, please visit our website. 

Sam Mazany, editor
Nonprofit Colleges Online 
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