2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Engineering Degrees

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With annual tuitions less than $10,000, these 25 online schools offer highly affordable engineering degrees, allowing students to find an inexpensive, distance learning option for any engineering concentration. The degrees on this list cover a variety of engineering specializations, such as aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering and more.

All schools considered for this list offer fully online engineering degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Continue reading for more detailed information on these affordable engineering schools or see our full methodology. Or, browse our other engineering subject rankings for civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering management, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, and systems engineering.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Engineering Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $2,550 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 University of Arkansas Annual Tuition $5,334 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#3 #3 Louisiana Tech University Annual Tuition $5,424 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Air Force Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $5,550 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#5 #5 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,000 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#6 #6 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $6,099 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#7 #7 Kennesaw State University Annual Tuition $6,120 Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#8 #8 American Public University System Annual Tuition $6,300 Engineering Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#9 #9 Southern Arkansas University Annual Tuition $6,435 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $6,915 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 University of West Georgia Annual Tuition $7,416 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Annual Tuition $7,462 Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#13 #13 Arkansas State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $7,488 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $7,515 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#15 #15 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $7,629 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#16 #16 Brigham Young University-Idaho Annual Tuition $7,660 Engineering Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#17 #17 Highlands College of Montana Tech Annual Tuition $7,824 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 University of Maine Annual Tuition $7,845 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#19 #19 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $8,000 Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Annual Tuition $8,055 Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#21 #21 Grantham University Annual Tuition $8,250 Engineering Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#22 #22 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Annual Tuition $8,250 Engineering Degrees: Master's
#22 #22 Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Annual Tuition $8,250 Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 #24 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,260 Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Annual Tuition $8,475 Engineering Degrees: Master's
  • Annual Tuition: $5,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Modern Control Systems; Power System Operation and Control; Semiconductor Devices; Semiconductor Nanostructures I
  • Annual Tuition: $5,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Manufacturing and Operations Analysis; Management of Engineering Function; Economics and Decision Making; Engineering Administration; Facilities Planning; Reliability Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $5,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Systems Engineering Design; Project Management; Knowledge Management; Data Communication for Managers; Application of Database Management Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence-Theory and Application; Data Mining; Data Warehousing; Database Systems-Theory and Application; Distributed Database Systems; Distributed Web Systems Designs-Theory and Application
  • Annual Tuition: $6,099
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Development of Distributed Systems; Software Complexity Metrics; Software Construction; Software Requirements Definition and Analysis; Software Testing and Debugging; Survey of Artificial Intelligence
  • 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: $6,435
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming Concepts; Applied Cryptography; Database Management Systems; Network Security; User Interface Implementation; Web Programming

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,915
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Security; Business Intelligence and Data Mining; Computational Intelligence; Human-Computer Interaction; Research Methods and System Evaluation; Wireless Networking and Security
  • Annual Tuition: $7,416
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Systems I; Program Construction I; Software Development I; System & Network Administration; Web Technologies I

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,462
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Energy Management and Conservation; Human Safety and Risk Management; Lean Manufacturing II; Management of Information Resources; Service Quality; Six Sigma Black Belt II

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,488
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Management I; Engineering Statistics; Integrated Communication Strategies; Quality Control and Improvement; Special Problems in Engineering Management; Survey of Law

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,629
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Application of Systems Theory; Improving Productivity Through Technology; Management of Engineering and Technology Research Project; Management of Technology; The Impact and Process Optimization of Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Statistics; Data Structures; Fundamentals of Digital Systems; Human-Computer Interaction; Systems Security; Web Engineering II
  • Annual Tuition: $7,824
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Application & Design of Industrial Experiments; Financial Management of Tech Enterprises; Information Technology for Managers; Managerial Communication for Project Managers; Project and Engineering Management; Systems Safety & Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,845
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Project Management; Cluster Computing; Electromagnetic Theory; Fuzzy Logic; Microelectronic Devices I; Random Variables and Stochastic Processes
  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Net-centric Computing; Object Oriented Programming With C++; Programming for Mobile Devices; Trends in Computer Science; Unit Testing and Interfaces
  • Annual Tuition: $8,055
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Complexity; Database Design; Mobile Robotics; Neural Computing

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering and Ethics; Fundamentals of AC Circuits/Lab; Instrumentation and Measurement; Instrumentation and Measurement/Lab; Microprocessor Systems Engineering; Programming Essentials
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Example Classes:
    Fire Modeling; Fire Safety Regulation and Management; Flammability Assessment Methods; Forensic Fire Analysis; Fundamental Thermal Sciences; Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    .NET 1; Concepts of MIS; Database Systems and SQL; Networking; Scientific Computer Programming; Web Page Design
  • Annual Tuition: $8,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Economic and Cost Analysis; Material Science and Metallurgy; Principles of Professional Development; Project Management Methodology; Quality Assurance; Safety and Risk Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,475
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Aided Analysis and Design; Digital Signal Processing with C and DSP Processors; Embedded System Design; Logic System Design; Microprocessor Design; Modern Control Systems
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