2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Computer Engineering Degrees

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All 23 schools on this list offer online computer engineering degrees at $25,000 or less. Our #1 ranked school, Grantham University, has the lowest tuition at only $8,215 annually, while the next three schools on the list all come in below $10,000. Many of these affordable colleges also offer a wide variety of specializations within computer engineering, such as Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which offers specializations in digital design and power engineering, among others. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online computer engineering degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Computer Engineering Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Grantham University Annual Tuition $8,215 Computer Engineering Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#2 #2 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Annual Tuition $8,475 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $9,393 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#4 #4 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $9,735 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#5 #5 Iowa State University Annual Tuition $10,095 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $12,000 Computer Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#7 #7 University of New Mexico Annual Tuition $14,078 Computer Engineering Degrees: No Longer Available.
#8 #8 University of Arizona - Engineering Annual Tuition $14,925 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $15,000 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Morgan State University Annual Tuition $15,029 Computer Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 University of Michigan - Dearborn Annual Tuition $15,285 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#12 #12 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $16,300 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 University of Delaware Annual Tuition $17,490 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Purdue University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $17,970 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 Missouri University of Science and Technology Annual Tuition $18,455 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#16 #16 North Carolina State University Annual Tuition $19,149 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 Southern Methodist University Annual Tuition $20,250 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Annual Tuition $21,120 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#19 #19 DeVry University Annual Tuition $21,315 Computer Engineering Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Illinois Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $22,400 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#21 #21 New York University Annual Tuition $24,690 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#22 #22 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Annual Tuition $24,957 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
#23 #23 Florida International University Annual Tuition $25,000 Computer Engineering Degrees: Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,215
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Analog Integrated Circuits and Lab; Computer Networks; Microprocessor Systems Engineering; Modern Digital Design; Programming Essentials; Signals and Systems Theory and Lab
  • Annual Tuition: $8,475
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,393
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Robotics; Communications Theory; Computer Architecture; Nano-eletronics; Non-Linear Controls; Power Transmission Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $9,735
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Accelerator Engineering; Computer Organizations and Design; Digital Signal Processing; Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems; Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications; Signal Processing for Power Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $10,095
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Protocols and Network Security; Applications of Algorithms in Computer Engineering; Computer Organization and Assembly Level Programming; Digital Logic; Information Assurance Capstone Design; Software Development Practices
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Circuit Analysis; Digital Electronics Laboratory; Electronic Circuits; Energy and the Environment; Linear Electronics; Microprocessor & Microcontrollers
  • Annual Tuition: $14,078
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Topics in Image Processing; Antennas for Wireless Communications; Computational Methods for Electromagnetics; Digital Communications Theory; Modern VLSI Devices; Smart Grid Technologies
  • Annual Tuition: $14,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Linear Systems Theory; Computer Architecture and Design; Detection and Estimation in Engineering Systems; Digital Control Systems; Probability and Random Processes for Engineering Applications; Reconfigurable Computing
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Artificial Intelligence; Data Communication Systems; Introduction to VLSI Design; Machine Learning and Data Mining; Network Security
  • Annual Tuition: $15,029
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Discreet Systems; Electrical Currents; Electromagnetics; Introduction to Digital Logic; Principles of Design; Signals & Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $15,285
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Cloud Computing; Embedded Signal Processes and Control; Intelligent Vehicle Systems; Mobile de & Ubiquitous Computer Systems; Reconfigurable Computing; VLSI Design
  • Annual Tuition: $16,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Example Classes:
    Circuit Analysis; Engineering Software Design; Introduction to Signal Processing; Microelectronic Circuits; Signals and Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $17,490
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Cryptography; Computer Networks; Digital Communication; Mathematical Methods for Signal Processing; Search and Data Mining; The Smart Grid
  • Annual Tuition: $17,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Computational Models and Methods; Electromagnetic Field Theory; Energy Conversion; Lumped System Theory; Random Variables & Signals; Solid-State Devices
  • Annual Tuition: $18,455
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Microcomputer Systems Design; Clustering Algorithms; Computational Intelligence; Digital System Modeling; Digital Systems Design Laboratory; Fault-Tolerant Digital Systems

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,149
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Microarchitecture; Advanced Parallel Computer Architecture; Architecture of Parallel Computers; Computer Design and Technology; Introduction to Computer Performance Modeling; Memory Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Fault-Tolerant Computing; Internetworking Protocols and Programming; Microprocessor Architecture and Interfacing; Parallel and Distributed Processing; Switching Theory and Applications in VLSI CAD; VLSI Algorithms
  • Annual Tuition: $21,315
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Application Programming with Lab; Digital Circuits and Microprocessors; Electronic Circuits and Devices; Signal Processing; Software Design; Technology Integration
  • Annual Tuition: $22,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Advanced VLSI Systems Design; Analysis and Design of Integrated Circuits; Computer Organization and Design; Hardware/Software Codesign; Microcomputers
  • Annual Tuition: $24,690
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Hardware Design; Computer Architecture; Fundamentals of Solid-State Electronic Devices; Nanoelectronic Devices
  • Annual Tuition: $24,957
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Configurable Computing; Design of Systems on a Chip; Electronic Design Automation; Secure Hardware Design; Testing and Verification of Digital Systems; Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Annual Tuition: $25,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Digital Forensics; Advanced Malware Reverse Engineering; Advanced Systems Theory; Engineering Design of Microprocessor Based Operating System; Ubiquitous and Embedded Sensor Network-Centric; Wireless Communications with Multimedia Applications
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