2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Civil Engineering Degrees

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All 23 schools on this list offer online civil engineering degrees under $25,000. Kennesaw State University boasts the most affordable civil engineering degree available online, with an annual tuition of only $6,120. These affordable degrees also have a wide variety of specializations available, such as New Jersey Institute of Technology, which not only has an annual tuition of $18,030 but also has degree options for students interested in specializing in transportation engineering, construction management, and structural design and construction.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online civil engineering degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable civil engineering schools below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Civil Engineering Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Kennesaw State University Annual Tuition $6,120 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $9,393 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#3 #3 Iowa State University Annual Tuition $10,095 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $10,710 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $12,000 Civil Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#6 #6 Auburn University Annual Tuition $12,750 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $13,230 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 University of Washington - Seattle Annual Tuition $15,330 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 North Carolina State University Annual Tuition $15,624 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $16,369 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $16,483 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Annual Tuition $16,800 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 University of Alabama at Birmingham Annual Tuition $17,294 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 New Jersey Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $18,030 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#15 #15 Ohio State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $18,438 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#16 #16 Missouri University of Science and Technology Annual Tuition $18,455 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#17 #17 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Annual Tuition $18,612 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#18 #18 Southern Methodist University Annual Tuition $20,250 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#19 #19 Stanford University Annual Tuition $21,000 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $21,423 Civil Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Norwich University Annual Tuition $23,240 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#22 #22 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Annual Tuition $23,462 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
#23 #23 Case Western Reserve University Annual Tuition $24,836 Civil Engineering Degrees: Master's
  • Annual Tuition: $6,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Bituminous and Concrete Materials; Advanced Hydraulics; Finite Element Analysis; Prestressed Concrete Design; Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering; Soil Improvement
  • Annual Tuition: $9,393
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Reinforced Concrete; Analysis and Mitigation of Conflicts, Claims and Disputes; Engineering Hydrology; Geometric Design of Highways; Open Channel Hydraulics; Stream Reconnaissance
  • Annual Tuition: $10,095
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Engineering Design; Engineering Statics; Environmental Biotechnology; Project Management for Civil Engineers; Structural Analysis I; Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design
  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Building Information Modeling; Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems; GIS Applications to Transportation; GPS Theory and Application; Traffic Engineering; Wetland Design

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Contract Documents; Fluid Mechanics; Materials Testing Lab; Plans and Specifications; Structural Analysis; Structural Steel Design
  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Elasticity; Earth Retaining Structures; Hydrologic Modeling; Landfills; Pavement Design and Construction
  • Annual Tuition: $13,230
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Aided Water Management and Control; Drainage and Wetland Engineering; Nonpoint Source Pollution; Physical Hydrology; Residuals Management; Wells and Pumps
  • Annual Tuition: $15,330
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer-Aided Construction; Construction Procurement Systems; Energy Infrastructure and the Environment; Environmental Regulations; Temporary Structures; Utility System Construction
  • Annual Tuition: $15,624
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Strength of Materials; Airport Planning and Design; Deformation and Instability of Soils; Earthquake Structural Engineering; Energy and Climate; Hydraulics of Ground Water

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $16,369
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Boundary Element Methods in Civil Engineering; Design and Monitoring of Construction Processes; Foundation Engineering; Masonry and Timber Design; Nonlinear Structural Analysis; Structural Reliability

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $16,483
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Surveying; Geotechnical Engineering Design; Matrix Structural Analysis; Properties of Construction Materials; Theory of Structures; Traffic Systems Design

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $16,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Air Transportation; Masonry Design; Mix Design for Asphaltic and Portland-Cement Concrete; Open Channel Hydraulics; Planning and Transportation; Traffic Crash Reconstruction and Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $17,294
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Construction and Engineering Economics; Advanced Mechanics Structural Engineers; Bridge Engineering; Building Information Modeling for Structural Engineers; Construction Liability and Contracts; Green Building and Sustainable Structures
  • Annual Tuition: $18,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Construction Cost Estimating; Legal Aspects in Construction Management; Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering; Management Science; Project Control; Stability of Structures
  • Annual Tuition: $18,438
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Ethics and Professionalism; Financial and Managerial Accounting for Engineers; Leadership and Team Effectiveness; Project Management for Engineers; Technology Strategy and Innovation Management; The Business-Government Relationship
  • Annual Tuition: $18,455
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Steel Structures Design; Applied Mechanics In Structural Engineering; Bituminous Materials; Green Engineering: Analysis of Constructed Facilities; Low-Rise Building Analysis and Design; Smart Materials and Sensors
  • Annual Tuition: $18,612
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Air Quality Engineering; Construction Case Studies; Construction Law; Construction Optimization; Construction Planning; Dams, Embankments and Slopes
  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Electrical, Mechanical and Piping Systems; Finite Elements in Structural & Continuum Mechanics; Foundation Engineering; Introduction to Solid Mechanics; Theory of Elasticity; Theory of Plate Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $21,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 6%
  • Example Classes:
    Aquatic Chemistry; Coastal Contaminants; Movement and Fate of Organic Contaminants in Waters; Ocean Waves; Rivers, Streams and Canals; Transport Phenomena

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $21,423
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Engineering Design; General Surveying; Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics; Introduction to Geology; Mechanics of Materials; Statistics

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $23,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Management Fundamentals; Classical, Matrix, and Dynamic Analysis of Structures; Computational Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering; Engineering Mathematics; Hydraulics for Environmental Engineers; Quantitative Methods and Financial Analysis for Managers

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $23,462
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Construction Control Techniques; Construction Means & Methods; Design for Hazard Control in Construction; Infrastructure Asset Management; Managing Capital Projects; Schedule Impact Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $24,836
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Engineering Analysis; Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design; Advanced Structural Steel Design; Mechanical Behavior of Soils; Structural Design for Dynamic Loads; Structural Dynamics

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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