2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Civil 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 25 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in civil engineering programs. Kennesaw State University, ranked #1, offers an online Master of Science in Civil Engineering for only $5,745 per year. Available concentrations include Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation and Pavement Engineering. Second-ranked University of Virginia is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $8,115.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online master's programs. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Kennesaw State University $5,745
# 2 #2 University of Virginia $8,115
# 3 #3 Mississippi State University $8,313
# 4 #4 University of South Carolina - Columbia $8,583
# 5 #5 Old Dominion University $8,925
# 6 #6 University of Idaho $9,330
# 7 #7 Colorado State University - Fort Collins $9,640
# 8 #8 University of Alabama at Birmingham $10,139
# 9 #9 University of Central Florida $10,422
# 10 #10 Iowa State University $10,425
# 11 #11 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville $10,710
# 12 #12 Ohio University - Main Campus $11,456
# 13 (tie) #13 (tie) University of Louisville $11,460
# 13 (tie) #13 (tie) University of North Dakota $11,460
# 15 #15 Kansas State University $11,473
# 16 #16 University of Houston $16,664
# 17 #17 Ohio State University-Main Campus $16,704
# 18 #18 Missouri University of Science and Technology $18,000
# 19 #19 Michigan Technological University $18,180
# 20 #20 Norwich University $19,392
# 21 #21 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign $19,512
# 22 #22 New Jersey Institute of Technology $19,605
# 23 #23 North Carolina State University $20,185
# 24 #24 Southern Methodist University $20,250
# 25 #25 Stanford University $20,280
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,745
Annual Tuition: $5,745
Annual Tuition: $5,745
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,315
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,792
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
#2
#2

University of Virginia

Charlottesville (VA)
Annual Tuition: $8,115
Annual Tuition: $8,115
Annual Tuition: $8,115
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 57%
  • Graduation Rate: 95%
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Average SATs: 1340 -1520
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 296
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 759
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
#3
#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $8,313
Annual Tuition: $8,313
Annual Tuition: $8,313
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 872
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 964
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Construction Materials Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Structural Engineering
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,583
Annual Tuition: $8,583
Annual Tuition: $8,583
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1180 -1370
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 454
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,462
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Water Resources Engineering
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,948
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,206
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering - Concentration in Civil Engineering with Coastal Engineering Focus
#6
#6

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $9,330
Annual Tuition: $9,330
Annual Tuition: $9,330
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 431
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 590
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,640
Annual Tuition: $9,640
Annual Tuition: $9,640
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 70%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,253
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,492
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $10,139
Annual Tuition: $10,139
Annual Tuition: $10,139
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1090 -1365
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,398
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,338
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEng in Structural Engineering
#9
#9

University of Central Florida

Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
Annual Tuition: $10,422
Annual Tuition: $10,422
Annual Tuition: $10,422
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,588
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,485
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Civil Engineering - Smart Cities, MS
  • Civil Engineering - Structural, MS
  • Civil Engineering - Transportation, MS
  • Civil Engineering - Water Resources, MS
  • Civil Engineering, MSCE
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 74%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 1100 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 260
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,038
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Civil Engineering Materials
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Specialization in Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $10,710
Annual Tuition: $10,710
Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 112
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,013
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Public Works Engineering (General Focus)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Public Works Engineering (Technical Focus)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $11,456
Annual Tuition: $11,456
Annual Tuition: $11,456
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,926
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,892
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Environmental
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Structural
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Transportation
#13
#13

University of Louisville

Louisville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 460
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 400
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
#13
#13

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Focus in Environmental
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Focus in Structures
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Focus in Water Resources

Online Master's Degrees

  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Focus in Environmental
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Focus in Structures
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Focus in Water Resources
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
#15
#15

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 961
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,425
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Structural
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Transportation
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Water Resources
#16
#16

University of Houston

Houston (TX)
Annual Tuition: $16,664
Annual Tuition: $16,664
Annual Tuition: $16,664
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 87%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1140 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,148
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 518
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $16,704
Annual Tuition: $16,704
Annual Tuition: $16,704
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 86%
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Average SATs: 1250 -1460
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,127
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,622
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Global Engineering Leadership - Civil and Environmental Engineering
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1200 -1450
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 594
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Civil Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Water Resources Engineering
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $18,180
Annual Tuition: $18,180
Annual Tuition: $18,180
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1370
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 38
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 195
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
#20
#20

Norwich University

Northfield (VT)
Annual Tuition: $19,392
Annual Tuition: $19,392
Annual Tuition: $19,392
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 684
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 656
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Concentration in Construction Management
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Concentration in Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Concentration in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Concentration in Structural Engineering
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $19,512
Annual Tuition: $19,512
Annual Tuition: $19,512
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 64%
  • Graduation Rate: 85%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1210 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 467
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,025
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Construction Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Infrastructure
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Concentration in Structural Engineering
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $19,605
Annual Tuition: $19,605
Annual Tuition: $19,605
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1390
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 35
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 568
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Science in Transportation
  • Master of Science in Transportation - Advanced Transportation Systems and Technologies
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $20,185
Annual Tuition: $20,185
Annual Tuition: $20,185
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Specialization in Computing and Systems
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Specialization in Construction Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Specialization in Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Specialization in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Specialization in Mechanics and Materials
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $20,250
Annual Tuition: $20,250
Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 81%
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Average SATs: 1300 -1480
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 514
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS: Civil Engineering
  • MS: Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • MS: Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • MS: Civil Engineering - Transportation Systems Management
#25
#25

Stanford University

Stanford (CA)
Annual Tuition: $20,280
Annual Tuition: $20,280
Annual Tuition: $20,280
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 70%
  • Graduation Rate: 94%
  • Acceptance Rate: 5%
  • Average SATs: 1440 -1570
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 0
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

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