PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 130 Mechanical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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10-37

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 130 Mechanical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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29-89

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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780

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$33,141
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$418
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$460

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
NA

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$10,840
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,400

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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43%
FELLOWSHIP
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16%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
84%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
1%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
2%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
15%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
5%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
29%
FOREIGN SOURCES
1%
OTHER US SOURCES
7%
SELF SUPPORT
41%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Mechanical Engineering doctorate recipients from Carnegie Mellon University


Median tuition remission

0%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
57%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
1%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
6%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
37%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Mechanical Engineering doctorate recipients from Carnegie Mellon University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

4.1

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

67%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
76%
Negotiating with specific organizations
5%*
Still seeking
19%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
32%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
23%*
Private sector
32%
Government
13%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
76%
Teaching
17%*
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
6%*

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
85%*
Outside the United States
15%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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15

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
NO

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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NO
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 130 Mechanical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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20-66

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.7
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.1

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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94%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.2

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 130 Mechanical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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57-102

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
10%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
6%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
82%
FEMALE
18%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
48%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
52%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
8%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
35%
HISPANIC
2%
UNKNOWN
1%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
97%
PART TIME
3%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
70%
FEMALE
30%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
55%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
45%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
9%
WHITE
32%
HISPANIC / LATINO
2%
UNKNOWN
55%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
76%
PART TIME
24%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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20
Interdisciplinary faculty
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0%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
104
First year
30

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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3.2

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Mechanical Engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon University


Master's degrees/year

29.4

Doctoral degrees/year

12.6

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(412) 268-2000 ext. 2000


Location

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Mechanical Engineering degree recipients from Carnegie Mellon University and may include graduates from more than one program.