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. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable electrical engineering schools below or read our full methodology.

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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
  • Annual Tuition: $5,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • 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: NCACSTHLC
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • 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: NCACSTHLC
  • 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: NCACSTHLC
  • 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: NCACSTHLC 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: NCACSTHLC 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • 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: NCACSTHLC
  • 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: NCACSTHLC 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,285
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC 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: NCACSTHLC
  • 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: NCACSTHLC 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

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,445
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC 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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