2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Computer Engineering

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

These 25 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in computer engineering programs. At #1, University of New Mexico offers an online Master of Science in Computer Engineering - Internet of Things for only $6,136 per year. Mississippi State University comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $7,335 per year. Mississippi State University offers a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering with thesis and non-thesis options.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of New Mexico $6,136
# 2 #2 Mississippi State University $7,335
# 3 #3 University of Idaho $8,235
# 4 #4 University of South Carolina-Columbia $8,583
# 5 #5 Old Dominion University $8,925
# 6 #6 University of Florida $10,350
# 7 #7 Iowa State University $10,425
# 8 #8 Colorado State University-Fort Collins $10,575
# 9 #9 Kansas State University $11,473
# 10 #10 University of Arizona - Engineering $14,925
# 11 #11 University of Utah $15,306
# 12 #12 Florida Atlantic University $15,372
# 13 #13 Georgia Institute of Technology $16,500
# 14 #14 The University of Texas at Austin $16,811
# 15 #15 University of Michigan - Dearborn $16,965
# 16 #16 Missouri University of Science and Technology $18,000
# 17 #17 Kettering University $18,240
# 18 #18 University of Delaware $18,555
# 19 #19 University of Arizona $19,900
# 20 #20 North Carolina State University $20,185
# 21 #21 Purdue University - Main Campus $20,220
# 22 #22 Southern Methodist University $20,250
# 23 #23 Villanova University Online Graduate Programs $21,600
# 24 #24 Worcester Polytechnic Institute $23,490
# 25 #25 Stevens Institute of Technology $24,780
#1
#1

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque (NM)
Annual Tuition: $6,136
Annual Tuition: $6,136
Annual Tuition: $6,136
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,761
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 383
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (505) 277-0111

Example Classes: Advanced Topics in Image Processing, Antennas for Wireless Communications, Computational Methods for Electromagnetics, Digital Communications Theory, Modern VLSI Devices, Smart Grid Technologies

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Computer Engineering
  • MS in Computer Engineering - Internet of Things
#2
#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $7,335
Annual Tuition: $7,335
Annual Tuition: $7,335
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 812
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 973
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 325-2323

Example Classes: Advanced Robotics, Communications Theory, Computer Architecture, Nano-eletronics, Non-Linear Controls, Power Transmission Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Thesis Option)
#3
#3

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $8,235
Annual Tuition: $8,235
Annual Tuition: $8,235
  • Online Degrees: 10
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 441
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 563
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (888) 884-3246

Example Classes: Advanced Computer Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Data Communication Systems, Introduction to VLSI Design, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Network Security

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Engr. in Computer Engineering - Computer Systems (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Computer Engineering - Digital Hardware Design (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Computer Engineering - Digital Systems Design (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Computer Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Electrical Engineering - Supercomputing (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Computer Engineering - Computer Systems (Thesis Option)
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,583
Annual Tuition: $8,583
Annual Tuition: $8,583
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,469
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (803) 777-7000

Example Classes: Advanced Digital Design, Analysis of Algorithms, Fundamentals of VLSI Chip Design, Parallel Computing, Robotics, System Performance Evaluation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,736
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 683-3000

Example Classes: Energy and the Environment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
#6
#6

University of Florida

Gainesville (FL)
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1440
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,181
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,585
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 392-3261

Example Classes: Cross Layered Systems Security, Fundamentals of Biometric Identification, Hands-On Hardware Security, Machine Learning for Time Series, Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Systems, State Variables in Linear Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • ME in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 74%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 1092 -1334
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 323
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,051
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (515) 294-4111

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Master of Human Computer Interaction
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $10,575
Annual Tuition: $10,575
Annual Tuition: $10,575
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 80%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,248
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,209
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (970) 491-1101

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
#9
#9

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 798
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,272
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 532-6011

Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Economy, Distribution System Engineering, Power Electronics, Responsibility in Engineering: Leadership and Diversity, Top/Engineering Ethics Case Studies, Wind and Solar Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electric Power Systems
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $14,925
Annual Tuition: $14,925
Annual Tuition: $14,925
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,903
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,339
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (520) 621-2211

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Physical Systems
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
#11
#11

University of Utah

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $15,306
Annual Tuition: $15,306
Annual Tuition: $15,306
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1130 -1350
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 336
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 581-7200

Example Classes: Advanced Embedded Software, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Computer Architecture, Computer-Aided Design of Digital Circuits, Digital VLSI Design, Embedded System Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
#12
#12

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton (FL)
Annual Tuition: $15,372
Annual Tuition: $15,372
Annual Tuition: $15,372
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,793
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,377
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (561) 297-3000

Example Classes: Advanced Data Mining and Machine Learning, Evaluation of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Multiprocessor Architecture, Object-Oriented Software Design, Software Maintenance and Evolution, Vehicular Networks

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 87%
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Average SATs: 1390 -1540
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 530
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,322
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (404) 894-2000

Example Classes: Circuit Analysis, Engineering Software Design, Introduction to Signal Processing, Microelectronic Circuits, Signals and Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $16,811
Annual Tuition: $16,811
Annual Tuition: $16,811
  • Online Degrees: 10
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 65%
  • Graduation Rate: 83%
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Average SATs: 1230 -1480
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 132
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 22
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (512) 471-3434

Example Classes: Data Mining, High-Speed Computer Arithmetic I, Software Architectures

Online Master's Degrees

  • MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Architecture, Computer Systems, and Embedded Systems
  • MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering - bioECE
  • MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Decision, Information, and Communications Engineering
  • MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electromagnetics & Acoustics
  • MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Energy Systems
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $16,965
Annual Tuition: $16,965
Annual Tuition: $16,965
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 111
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 881
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (313) 593-5000

Example Classes: Cloud Computing, Embedded Signal Processes and Control, Intelligent Vehicle Systems, Mobile de & Ubiquitous Computer Systems, Reconfigurable Computing, VLSI Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • MSE in Computer Engineering
  • MSE in Computer Engineering - Computer Architecture and Design
  • MSE in Computer Engineering - Intelligent Systems
  • MSE in Computer Engineering - Multimedia Engineering
  • MSE in Computer Engineering - Networks & Communications
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1188 -1380
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 566
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 341-4111

Example Classes: Advanced Microcomputer Systems Design, Clustering Algorithms, Computational Intelligence, Digital System Modeling, Digital Systems Design Laboratory, Fault-Tolerant Digital Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Computer Engineering - Digital Systems Design
  • MS in Computer Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Computer Engineering - Embedded Computer Systems
  • MS in Computer Engineering - Systems, Intelligence, and Software Engineering
  • MS in Computer Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • MS in Computer Engineering (Thesis Option)
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $18,240
Annual Tuition: $18,240
Annual Tuition: $18,240
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1370
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 674
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 955-4464

Example Classes: Advanced Power Electronics for Vehicle Electrification, Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Driving, Automotive Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing Techniques for Automotive Engineering, Mobile Robotics, PROCESSING TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering - ECE-Advanced Mobility
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $18,555
Annual Tuition: $18,555
Annual Tuition: $18,555
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 82%
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Average SATs: 1160 -1350
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 132
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 259
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (302) 831-2000

Example Classes: Applied Cryptography, Computer Networks, Digital Communication, Mathematical Methods for Signal Processing, Search and Data Mining, The Smart Grid

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
#19
#19

University of Arizona

Tucson (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $19,900
Annual Tuition: $19,900
Annual Tuition: $19,900
  • Online Degrees: 9
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,903
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,339
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (520) 621-2211

Example Classes: Cyber Security – Concept, Theory, Practice, Detection and Estimation in Engineering Systems, Holography and Diffractive Optics, Principles of Artificial Intelligence, Radar Signal Processing, Reconfigurable Computing

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Computer Networks
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Detection and Estimation
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Digital Signal Processing, Communications, and Control
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - High-performance Computing
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Holography and Diffractive Optics
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $20,185
Annual Tuition: $20,185
Annual Tuition: $20,185
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 70%
  • Graduation Rate: 81%
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Average SATs: 1250 -1390
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 798
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,188
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (919) 515-2011

Example Classes: Advanced Microarchitecture, Advanced Parallel Computer Architecture, Architecture of Parallel Computers, Computer Design and Technology, Introduction to Computer Performance Modeling, Memory Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering - Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
#21
#21

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette (IN)
Annual Tuition: $20,220
Annual Tuition: $20,220
Annual Tuition: $20,220
  • Online Degrees: 12
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
  • Graduation Rate: 80%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1180 -1410
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 441
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,156
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (765) 494-4600

Example Classes: Computational Models and Methods, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Energy Conversion, Lumped System Theory, Random Variables & Signals, Solid-State Devices

Online Master's Degrees

  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Computational Engineering (Non-Thesis)
  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Computational Engineering (Thesis)
  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering (Thesis)
  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering (Non-Thesis)
  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Computer Engineering
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $20,250
Annual Tuition: $20,250
Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • Online Degrees: 11
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 78%
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1460
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 501
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (214) 768-2000

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS: Computer Engineering
  • MS: Computer Engineering - Architecture
  • MS: Computer Engineering - Design Automation
  • MS: Computer Engineering - Networking
  • MS: Computer Engineering - Thesis
  • MS: Computer Science - Algorithms
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $21,600
Annual Tuition: $21,600
Annual Tuition: $21,600
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 64%
  • Graduation Rate: 91%
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Average SATs: 1300 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 141
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,435
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (610) 519-4500

Example Classes:

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering - Non-Thesis
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering - Thesis
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $23,490
Annual Tuition: $23,490
Annual Tuition: $23,490
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 87%
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 653
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (508) 831-5000

Example Classes: Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Analysis of Deterministic Systems and Signals, Analysis of Probabilistic Systems and Signals, Power Electronics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Analog/RF Design
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Power Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Systems Engineering
#25
#25
Annual Tuition: $24,780
Annual Tuition: $24,780
Annual Tuition: $24,780
  • Online Degrees: 14
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 87%
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Average SATs: 1330 -1480
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (201) 216-5000

Example Classes: Applied Data Structures and Algorithms, Applied Modeling & Optimization, Digital and Computer Systems Architecture, Real-Time and Embedded Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Applied Artificial Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence in Design and Construction
  • Master of Engineering in Applied Artificial Intelligence - Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering - Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering - Embedded Systems
  • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering - Networks and Security