2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Chemical Engineering Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

This list highlights 10 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in chemical engineering programs. The University of Virginia is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $8,115 annually. The University of North Dakota, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $11,460. Classes include Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics, Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Advanced Transport Phenomena, and Design of Engineering Experiments.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of Virginia $8,115
# 2 #2 University of North Dakota $11,460
# 3 #3 Kansas State University $11,473
# 4 #4 Auburn University $14,235
# 5 #5 Stanford University $20,280
# 6 #6 Villanova University Online Graduate Programs $21,600
# 7 #7 North Carolina State University $21,955
# 8 #8 Illinois Institute of Technology $23,625
# 9 #9 Lehigh University $24,000
# 10 #10 University of Southern California $29,050
#1
#1

University of Virginia

Charlottesville (VA)
Annual Tuition: $8,115
Annual Tuition: $8,115
Annual Tuition: $8,115
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 57%
  • Graduation Rate: 95%
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Average SATs: 1340 -1520
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 296
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 759
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 924-0311

Example Classes: Advanced Thermodynamics, Biochemical Engineering, Mass Transfer, Polymer Chemistry, Techniques for Chemical Engineering Analysis and Design, Transport Processes

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
#2
#2

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,851
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 225-5863

Example Classes: Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics, Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Advanced Transport Phenomena, Design of Engineering Experiments

Online Master's Degrees

  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
#3
#3

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 961
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 532-6011

Example Classes: Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering, Air Quality Seminar, Bioseparations, Chemical Engineering Analysis I, Polymer Science and Engineering, Processing of Materials for Solid State Devices

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
#4
#4

Auburn University

Auburn (AL)
Annual Tuition: $14,235
Annual Tuition: $14,235
Annual Tuition: $14,235
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 79%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1320
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 398
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,298
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 844-4000

Example Classes: Chemical Engineering Analysis and Advanced Transport Phenomena, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Polymer and Fiber Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Polymer and Fiber Engineering (Thesis Option)
#5
#5

Stanford University

Stanford (CA)
Annual Tuition: $20,280
Annual Tuition: $20,280
Annual Tuition: $20,280
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 70%
  • Graduation Rate: 94%
  • Acceptance Rate: 5%
  • Average SATs: 1440 -1570
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 0
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (650) 723-2300

Example Classes: Advanced Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering, Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries, Fundamentals and Applications of Spectroscopy, Microhydrodynamics, Molecular Thermodynamics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $21,600
Annual Tuition: $21,600
Annual Tuition: $21,600
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 63%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Average SATs: 1320 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 196
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (610) 519-4500

Example Classes: Biomaterials & Drug Delivery, Gene & Cell Therapy, Global Pharmaceutical Business, Protein Engineering, Quantitative Safety Technology, Survey of Biomass Conversion

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering - Thesis
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $21,955
Annual Tuition: $21,955
Annual Tuition: $21,955
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 68%
  • Graduation Rate: 82%
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Average SATs: 1250 -1420
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 791
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,298
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (919) 515-2011

Example Classes: Advances in Pollution Prevention, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Process Modeling, Polymer Science & Technology, Polymers at Interfaces & Confined Geometrics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $23,625
Annual Tuition: $23,625
Annual Tuition: $23,625
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1400
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 32
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 255
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (312) 567-3000

Example Classes: Advanced Process Control, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Management, Thermodynamics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Chemical Engineering
#9
#9

Lehigh University

Bethlehem (PA)
Annual Tuition: $24,000
Annual Tuition: $24,000
Annual Tuition: $24,000
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 25%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1450
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (610) 758-3000

Example Classes: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mathematics Methods in Chemical Engineering, Transport Processes

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Biological Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Energy Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $29,050
Annual Tuition: $29,050
Annual Tuition: $29,050
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
  • Graduation Rate: 91%
  • Acceptance Rate: 16%
  • Average SATs: 1360 -1530
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,641
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (213) 740-2311

Example Classes: Chemical Engineering Kinetics, Modeling and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Systems, Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers, Viscous Flow

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering