2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Engineering Degrees

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For students interested in online bachelor's in engineering programs, these 25 schools offer the most affordable options. Ranked at #4 with annual tuition of $9,600 and an acceptance rate of 92%, Southern New Hampshire University Online offers 12 different engineering degrees. Students looking for a dual degree opportunity may find an exceptional value at Morgan State University. Ranked at #23, Morgan State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering via its 2+2 Program for $15,330 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,728
#2 #2 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,830
#3 #3 Rasmussen College Annual Tuition $9,405
#4 #4 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#5 #5 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,946
#6 #6 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $10,800
#7 #7 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250
#8 #8 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#9 #9 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#10 #10 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,105
#11 #11 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#12 #12 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#13 #13 Concordia University-Saint Paul Annual Tuition $12,600
#14 #14 Upper Iowa University Annual Tuition $13,230
#15 #15 Limestone College Annual Tuition $13,671
#16 #16 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $13,818
#17 #17 Lakeland University Annual Tuition $14,550
#18 #18 Ferris State University Annual Tuition $14,670
#19 #19 Concordia University-Texas Annual Tuition $14,720
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) Thomas Edison State University Annual Tuition $14,970
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#22 #22 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,300
#23 #23 Morgan State University Annual Tuition $15,330
#24 #24 ECPI University Online Annual Tuition $15,576
#25 #25 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $15,680

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For each school ranked above, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' engineering programs. Explore engineering class offerings, degrees offered, and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,728
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Applications of Construction Law; Construction Project Management; Soils and Foundations; Specifications and Contract Documents
  • Annual Tuition: $8,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Economic and Cost Analysis; Material Science and Metallurgy; Principles of Professional Development; Project Management Methodology; Quality Assurance; Safety and Risk Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,405
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Database Implementation Strategies for Programmers; Emerging Trends in Technology; Fundamentals of Cloud Computing; Fundamentals of Mobile Web Application Development; Visual Communication in the Media

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,946
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Circuit Analysis; Industrial Electronics; Modern Computer Architecture; Renewable Energy Technology; Semiconductor Devices; Sequential Circuits and Applications
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Concepts and Programming; Decision Support Systems; Information Technology and Project Management; Network Theory and Design; Programming in C/C++; Programming in JAVA
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Computer Interaction; Information Security and Technology; Networking and Data Communications
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Information Systems Security; Mobile and Smart Computing; Operating Systems; Parallel and Distributive Programming; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Management Concepts; Introduction to Python Programming; Managing Information Systems; Technology in a Global Society
  • Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Organization; Computer Programming Concepts; Data Structures & Algorithms; Intro to Operating Systems; Programming Languages
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Management; Information Systems in Organizations; Introduction to Programming Logic and Design; Object Oriented Programming; Quantitative Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Learning in Fire & Safety Engineering; Construction Structural Design; Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply; Fire Protection Structures & System Design; Statics & Strength of Materials; Thermodynamics
  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Web Development; Distributed System Architecture; Language Design and Implement; Modern Web Design; Programming & Problem Solving; Server-Side Development
  • Annual Tuition: $13,230
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Database and Information Management; Enterprise Architecture; Enterprise Systems and Integration; Human-Computer Interaction; IT Security and Risk Management; Strategy, Management and Acquisition
  • Annual Tuition: $13,671
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    History of Business and Technology; Information Systems Analysis and Design; Internet Database; Legal Issues in Technology; Operating Systems and Networking Fundamentals; Web Page Development
  • Annual Tuition: $13,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Optimization; Assembly Language; Database Management Systems; Info Security Fundamentals; Parallel Computing; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $14,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Information Security and Forensics; Information Technology Project Management; Introduction to Data Structures; Mobile Application Development; Networking and Telecommunications
  • Annual Tuition: $14,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Commercial HVAC System Design; Contracting Issues in HVACR; Direct Digital Control; Energy Audit and Analysis; HVAC Hydronic System Select Design
  • Annual Tuition: $14,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis; Discrete Structures; Programming Language Concepts; Software Engineering; Technology of the Digital Age

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Nuclear Instrumentation and Control; Primary Reactor Systems; Radiological, Reactor & Environmental Safety; Regulatory Policy & Procedures
  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Building Secure Web Applications; Mitigating Software Vulnerabilities; Relational Database Concepts and Applications; Secure Programming in the Cloud; Secure Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Administration; Introduction to Systems Engineering; Probability and Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving
  • Annual Tuition: $15,330
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Electric Circuits; Electromagnetics; Engineering Mechanics; Signals & Systems; Thermodynamics
  • Annual Tuition: $15,576
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ABHES, ACCET, and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Ethical Hacking; Applied Cryptography and Data Protection; Cyber Forensics; Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance; Human and Ethical Aspects of Cybersecurity; Security Architecture & Design
  • Annual Tuition: $15,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Networking; Database Management; Graphics; Java Programming; Systems Analysis/Design
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