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Old Dominion University

Mechanical Engineering (14.1901)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Mechanical Engineering
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BSME
2010 CIP Code: 141901

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:YesYes
Off-Campus:YesNo

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18424420145
2018-19351345127
2019-20411385145
2020-21441386150
2021-22298119114

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 5,083

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)




The table to the right provides the degree award history of each the last five years, disaggregated by state residency. This breakout may may help explain why a relatively low percentage of program completers may appear to be working in Virginia.



Program Graduates by Domicile
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateTotal
2017-1813312145
2018-1911314127
2019-2013114145
2020-2112426150
2021-2210014114
Five Year Summary60180681
Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity within Five-year Totals,


YearForeign/ InternationalAfrican Am. or Black (NH)Am. Indian/ Native Am. (NH)Asian/ Pacific Islander (NH)HispanicWhite, Caucasian Am. (NH)Multi-Race (NH)Unknown/ Unreported (NH)Total
Sum of the Last 5 Years26733386817139635681



Wages Earned in 2020

The table below shows the wage data for the select program and places it in the context of all wages at the same degree level of this institution by graduates with at least three (3) quarters of employment.





Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)30047%$75,504$90,025$105,340
2011-12 (8 years)31341%$72,623$82,492$95,286
2014-15 (5 years)47244%$67,864$76,734$88,061
2016-17 (3 years)60344%$62,616$68,489$77,044
2018-19 (18 months)65346%$55,865$65,004$69,471



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-1735859.4%$ 14,000$ 22,652$ 24,711$ 31,000
2013-14 to 2017-1838960.5%$ 13,000$ 21,500$ 24,327$ 31,000
2014-15 to 2018-1939560.5%$ 11,952$ 20,500$ 23,842$ 30,895
2015-16 to 2019-2042061.1%$ 12,875$ 22,297$ 25,761$ 31,000
2016-17 to 2020-2143361.4%$ 13,233$ 22,776$ 26,843$ 31,729
Note: Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity is not available.
Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation, Including Parent-PLUS and Grad-PLUS
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-1735859.4%$ 14,768$ 23,550$ 27,697$ 34,014
2013-14 to 2017-1838960.5%$ 13,050$ 23,042$ 27,438$ 34,848
2014-15 to 2018-1939560.5%$ 12,000$ 21,765$ 26,873$ 34,014
2015-16 to 2019-2042061.1%$ 13,000$ 23,449$ 29,429$ 35,886
2016-17 to 2020-2143361.4%$ 13,500$ 24,199$ 31,706$ 38,000


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