2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Electrical Engineering Degrees

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These 25 schools offer the most affordable online degrees in electrical engineering. University of Arkansas takes the #1 ranking spot, offering a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering with an annual tuition of only $5,334. Many schools on this list also have affordable degrees available at multiple levels; for example, Indiana State University has a bachelor's degree available for only $11,068 annually, as well as master's and doctoral degrees. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online electrical engineering degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Electrical Engineering Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Arkansas Annual Tuition $5,334 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Grantham University Annual Tuition $8,480 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#3 #3 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,640 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Capitol Technology University Annual Tuition $8,775 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 Washington State University Annual Tuition $8,790 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $9,393 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#7 #7 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,522 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Tuition $9,750 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Indiana State University Annual Tuition $11,068 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#10 #10 New Mexico State University Annual Tuition $11,878 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $12,000 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#12 #12 University of Arizona - Engineering Annual Tuition $13,410 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $13,950 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 University of New Mexico Annual Tuition $14,078 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 ECPI University Online Annual Tuition $14,976 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#16 #16 Morgan State University Annual Tuition $15,029 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#17 #17 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $15,000 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 University of Michigan - Dearborn Annual Tuition $15,285 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#19 #19 University of Colorado Boulder Annual Tuition $15,300 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#20 #20 University of California - Los Angeles Annual Tuition $15,400 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#21 #21 Excelsior College Annual Tuition $15,810 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#22 #22 Michigan Technological University Annual Tuition $15,967 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#23 #23 Naval Postgraduate School Annual Tuition $16,200 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#24 #24 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $16,300 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's
#25 #25 Purdue University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $17,445 Electrical Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Design of Advanced Power Distribution Systems; Modern Control Systems; Power System Operation and Control; Semiconductor Devices; Semiconductor Nanostructures I

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,480
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Analog Integrated Circuits; Digital Electronics; Engineering and Ethics; Instrumentation and Measurement; Programming in C; Signals and Systems Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Continuous and Discrete Signals and Systems; Control Systems Theory and Design; Electrical Circuit Analysis; Energy Conversion Processes and Systems; Measurements and Instrumentation; RF/Microwave Engineering 1
  • Annual Tuition: $8,775
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Designing for Reliability and Manufacturability; Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility; Large Scale Integrated Design; Microcontroller System Development; Modern Circuit Design and Simulation; Principles of Designing and Engineering Computer Networks
  • Annual Tuition: $8,790
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Power Electronics; Analysis of Power Systems; High Voltage Engineering; High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines; Performance of Power Systems; Power System Stability and Control
  • Annual Tuition: $9,393
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Devices and Logic Design; Digital System Design; Intermediate Electronic Circuits; Microprocessors; Signals and Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $9,522
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Electronic Communications II; Linear Systems Analysis; Logic Circuits; Microprocessor/Microcomputer Interfacing; Semiconductor Devices I; Sequential Circuits and Applications
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Control Systems Engineering; Design for Manufacturability; Digital Control Systems; Modern Control Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,068
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Analog Integrated Precision Circuits; D.C. Circuits and Design; Digital Computer Logic; Discrete Transistor Theory and Circuit Design; Industrial Electronic Pulse Circuits; Programmable Logic Controllers and Control Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,878
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Analog VLSI Design; Digital Signal Processing II; Digital VLSI Design; Fundamentals of Photonics; Lasers and Applications; Power Systems III
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Circuit Analysis; Electrical Power & Machinery; Energy and the Environment; Linear Electronics; Microprocessor & Microcontrollers; Wireless Communications I
  • Annual Tuition: $13,410
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Linear Systems Theory; Detection and Estimation in Engineering Systems; Digital Control Systems; Holography and Diffractive Optics; Photonic Communications Engineering II; Probability and Random Processes for Engineering Applications
  • Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Electromagnetics; Linear Systems: Time Domain and Transform Analysis; Power System Control and Operation; Power Systems Analysis I; Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes; Topics in Digital Signal Processing
  • Annual Tuition: $14,078
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Hardware/Software Codesign with FPGAs; Power Electronics; Semiconductor Optoelectronic Materials and Devices; Theory of Linear Systems; VLSI Design
  • Annual Tuition: $14,976
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Systems II; Electric Circuits LAB; Semiconductor Devices; Software Logic and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $15,029
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Electromagnetics; Engineering Mechanics; Principles of Design; Signals & Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Electromagnetic Theory II; Analog Integrated Circuit Design; Antenna Principles and Design; Background Study in Digital Logic; Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication; Introduction to VLSI Design
  • Annual Tuition: $15,285
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Controller Design; Digital Signal Processing; Embedded Signal Processes and Control; Fuzzy Systems; Mathematical Methods in EE and CE; Pattern Recognition & Neural Networks
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Computer/Machine Vision; Embedding Sensors and Actuators; Mastering Embedded Systems Architecture; Programmable Systems on a Chip; Real-Time Digital Media
  • Annual Tuition: $15,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Analog Integrated Circuit Design; Analytical Methods of Engineering I; Energy-Aware Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems; Machine Perception; Theory and Design of Digital Filters
  • Annual Tuition: $15,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Circuit Theory II; Control Systems; Digital Electronics; Electronics Communications; Integrated Technology Assessment; Microprocessors
  • Annual Tuition: $15,967
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Methods in Power Systems; Advanced Power Electronics; Circuits and Instrumentation; Linear Systems Theory & Design; Power System Protection
  • Annual Tuition: $16,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Electronics Engineering; Digital Signal Processing; Discrete-Time Random Signals; Introduction to Analog VLSI; Reliability Issues for Military Electronics; Semiconductor Device Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $16,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Fast Linear Algebra; High-Performance Parallel Computing: Tools and Applications; Modeling and Simulation: Foundation and Implementation; Parallel and Distributed Simulation Systems; Real-Time System Concepts and Implementation; Web Search and Text Mining
  • Annual Tuition: $17,445
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Signal Processing 1; Engineering Aspects of Remote Sensing; Essential Physics of the Nanoscale MOSFET; Radar Engineering; Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits
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