Best Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Universities in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 30 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, over 3,637 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 502 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
1 World 1 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 28 4,353 Σ H-Index 1,380
2 World 2 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 19 4,501 Σ H-Index 959
3 World 3 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 18 4,092 Σ H-Index 941
4 World 4 National Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 20 4,490 Σ H-Index 933
5 World 5 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 16 2,780 Σ H-Index 826
6 World 6 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 16 3,233 Σ H-Index 825
7 World 7 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 19 3,005 Σ H-Index 752
9 World 8 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 12 2,120 Σ H-Index 656
10 World 9 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 10 1,623 Σ H-Index 574
12 World 10 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 11 2,413 Σ H-Index 528
13 World 11 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 12 2,226 Σ H-Index 500
15 World 12 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 10 2,119 Σ H-Index 444
17 World 13 National California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 9 1,506 Σ H-Index 436
18 World 14 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 8 1,711 Σ H-Index 413
20 World 15 National Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 9 1,896 Σ H-Index 370
22 World 16 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 5 1,294 Σ H-Index 326
26 World 17 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 8 1,421 Σ H-Index 315
27 World 18 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 7 1,464 Σ H-Index 315
28 World 19 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 6 1,354 Σ H-Index 301
32 World 20 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 5 924 Σ H-Index 286
33 World 21 National North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

United States
Scholars 6 1,050 Σ H-Index 283
35 World 22 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 7 1,036 Σ H-Index 278
36 World 23 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 6 762 Σ H-Index 272
46 World 24 National University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 6 804 Σ H-Index 250
47 World 25 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 5 744 Σ H-Index 238
51 World 26 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 5 791 Σ H-Index 229
57 World 27 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 5 878 Σ H-Index 218
59 World 28 National University of Houston

University of Houston

United States
Scholars 4 976 Σ H-Index 215
65 World 29 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 2 592 Σ H-Index 208
67 World 30 National University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

United States
Scholars 4 725 Σ H-Index 204
69 World 31 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 5 552 Σ H-Index 201
70 World 32 National Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 5 644 Σ H-Index 199
74 World 33 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 3 626 Σ H-Index 182
76 World 34 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 3 759 Σ H-Index 179
87 World 35 National University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

United States
Scholars 2 985 Σ H-Index 167
90 World 36 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 4 790 Σ H-Index 156
94 World 37 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 3 368 Σ H-Index 151
97 World 38 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 3 476 Σ H-Index 149
98 World 39 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 3 472 Σ H-Index 148
104 World 40 National Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 3 520 Σ H-Index 139
105 World 41 National New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 3 402 Σ H-Index 138
106 World 42 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 4 420 Σ H-Index 137
109 World 43 National Rice University

Rice University

United States
Scholars 2 422 Σ H-Index 132
110 World 44 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 3 608 Σ H-Index 129
113 World 45 National University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States
Scholars 3 566 Σ H-Index 126
114 World 46 National Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

United States
Scholars 3 451 Σ H-Index 126
116 World 47 National Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

United States
Scholars 3 365 Σ H-Index 124
117 World 48 National University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

United States
Scholars 3 528 Σ H-Index 123
119 World 49 National University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 3 469 Σ H-Index 121
138 World 50 National Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States
Scholars 2 306 Σ H-Index 111
139 World 51 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 3 524 Σ H-Index 109
150 World 52 National University of Nebraska–Lincoln

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

United States
Scholars 3 411 Σ H-Index 101
151 World 53 National Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

United States
Scholars 2 468 Σ H-Index 100
153 World 54 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 2 348 Σ H-Index 99
155 World 55 National University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences

United States
Scholars 2 406 Σ H-Index 98
156 World 56 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 3 479 Σ H-Index 97
163 World 57 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 2 377 Σ H-Index 90
164 World 58 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 2 264 Σ H-Index 90
175 World 59 National Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

United States
Scholars 2 375 Σ H-Index 85
180 World 60 National Clemson University

Clemson University

United States
Scholars 2 262 Σ H-Index 81
181 World 61 National University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

United States
Scholars 2 276 Σ H-Index 79
182 World 62 National Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

United States
Scholars 2 234 Σ H-Index 79
183 World 63 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

United States
Scholars 1 307 Σ H-Index 79
194 World 64 National Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 1 295 Σ H-Index 75
201 World 65 National University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 2 434 Σ H-Index 72
207 World 66 National Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

United States
Scholars 1 153 Σ H-Index 69
217 World 67 National Clarkson University

Clarkson University

United States
Scholars 1 541 Σ H-Index 65
220 World 68 National Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology

United States
Scholars 2 368 Σ H-Index 64
223 World 69 National University of Tulsa

University of Tulsa

United States
Scholars 2 248 Σ H-Index 64
232 World 70 National University of Nevada Reno

University of Nevada Reno

United States
Scholars 2 286 Σ H-Index 63
239 World 71 National The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas

United States
Scholars 2 266 Σ H-Index 62
245 World 72 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 2 237 Σ H-Index 60
253 World 73 National Colorado State University

Colorado State University

United States
Scholars 1 135 Σ H-Index 56
254 World 74 National Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University

United States
Scholars 1 158 Σ H-Index 55
257 World 75 National Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

United States
Scholars 1 186 Σ H-Index 54
258 World 76 National Lehigh University

Lehigh University

United States
Scholars 1 225 Σ H-Index 53
259 World 77 National Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

United States
Scholars 1 211 Σ H-Index 53
261 World 78 National Liberty University

Liberty University

United States
Scholars 1 209 Σ H-Index 52
263 World 79 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 1 149 Σ H-Index 52
270 World 80 National Florida International University

Florida International University

United States
Scholars 1 91 Σ H-Index 50
273 World 81 National Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 1 164 Σ H-Index 49
280 World 82 National Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

United States
Scholars 1 204 Σ H-Index 46
287 World 83 National New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

United States
Scholars 1 200 Σ H-Index 42
290 World 84 National Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University

United States
Scholars 1 339 Σ H-Index 41
300 World 85 National University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

United States
Scholars 1 180 Σ H-Index 39
304 World 86 National Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 1 222 Σ H-Index 38
316 World 87 National Binghamton University

Binghamton University

United States
Scholars 1 228 Σ H-Index 36
322 World 88 National San Diego State University

San Diego State University

United States
Scholars 1 128 Σ H-Index 36
323 World 89 National Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 1 124 Σ H-Index 36
331 World 90 National Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 1 119 Σ H-Index 35
338 World 91 National University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

United States
Scholars 1 97 Σ H-Index 34
345 World 92 National University of Alabama

University of Alabama

United States
Scholars 1 169 Σ H-Index 33
349 World 93 National Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University

United States
Scholars 1 126 Σ H-Index 33
351 World 94 National University of North Texas

University of North Texas

United States
Scholars 1 98 Σ H-Index 33
358 World 95 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 1 242 Σ H-Index 32
363 World 96 National Villanova University

Villanova University

United States
Scholars 1 157 Σ H-Index 32
377 World 97 National Lyon College

Lyon College

United States
Scholars 1 100 Σ H-Index 32
382 World 98 National University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States
Scholars 1 70 Σ H-Index 32
383 World 99 National University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

United States
Scholars 1 220 Σ H-Index 31
384 World 100 National Auburn University

Auburn University

United States
Scholars 1 178 Σ H-Index 31

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