Alright so I am wanting to go into Mechanical Engineering, however I have looked at the average pay for a ME and its only about 65k...to me that is pathetic, especially if I am at least going to get my Masters, if not a PHd. If I spend that much time in school I am going to expect some decent money. I do not mean to sound greedy, at all, but I have worked very hard so far and have taken AP Physics and have maintained a 3.65 GPA at a private school, while taking an AP class every year. If your curious about the colleges I am looking at this is my list: Texas A&M, Colorado State University, Washington State University, Penn State, University of Arizona, and I have a few others. Colorado is probably one of my favorites, as it is an awesome campus and I love the state. I realize out of all those Texas A&M is probably one of the best, and actually speaking of Texas A&M, our family knows a couple going there who are majoring in Nuclear Engineering. They are guaranteed a job that pays 300k a piece! WOW! I guess the bottom line is...if I work my butt off and major in Mechanical Engineering will I make good money (over 100k)??