2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Electrical Engineering Degrees

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

With annual tuitions under $15,000, these 21 online colleges offer the most affordable master's in electrical engineering programs. In first place, the University of Arkansas is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $4,558. The University of New Mexico comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $4,583 per year. Students can choose from a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Space Systems Engineering.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in electrical engineering degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,558
# 2 #2 $4,583
# 3 #3 $5,745
# 4 #4 $7,335
# 5 #5 $8,115
# 6 #6 $8,235
# 7 (tie) #7 (tie) $8,925
# 7 (tie) #7 (tie) $8,925
# 9 #9 $10,000
# 10 #10 $10,108
# 11 #11 $10,350
# 12 #12 $10,425
# 13 #13 $10,569
# 14 #14 $10,575
# 15 #15 $11,460
# 16 #16 $11,473
# 17 #17 $12,172
# 18 #18 $13,867
# 19 #19 $13,950
# 20 #20 $14,098
# 21 #21 $14,925
#1
#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville (AR)
Annual Tuition: $4,558
Annual Tuition: $4,558
Annual Tuition: $4,558
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1100 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 887
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,441
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (479) 575-2000

Example Classes: Design of Advanced Power Distribution Systems, Modern Control Systems, Power System Operation and Control, Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Nanostructures I

#2
#2

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque (NM)
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • 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 Computer Architecture, Hardware/Software Codesign with FPGAs, Power Electronics, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Theory of Linear Systems, VLSI Design

#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,745
Annual Tuition: $5,745
Annual Tuition: $5,745
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,627
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (470) 578-6000

Example Classes: Advanced Photovoltaics & Energy Storage Systems, Antenna Engineering, Applied Engineering Mathematics, Distributed Energy Systems, Emerging Vehicle Technologies, Wireless Mobile Networking

#4
#4

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: Digital Devices and Logic Design, Digital System Design, Intermediate Electronic Circuits, Microprocessors, Signals and Systems

#5
#5

University of Virginia

Charlottesville (VA)
Annual Tuition: $8,115
Annual Tuition: $8,115
Annual Tuition: $8,115
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 59%
  • Graduation Rate: 94%
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Average SATs: 1330 -1500
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 344
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 694
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 924-0311

Example Classes: Information Theory and Coding, Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication, Optical Communications, Optics and Lasers, Optoelectronic Devices, Robots and Humans

#6
#6

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $8,235
Annual Tuition: $8,235
Annual Tuition: $8,235
  • Online Degrees: 24
  • 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 Electromagnetic Theory II, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Antenna Principles and Design, Background Study in Digital Logic, Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication, Introduction to VLSI Design

#7
#7
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: Cyber Physical System Security, Machine Learning, Model Engineering, Multivariable Control Systems, Network Engineering and Design, Solid State Electronics

#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (509) 335-3564

Example Classes: Advanced Power Electronics, Analysis of Power Systems, High Voltage Engineering, High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines, Performance of Power Systems, Power System Stability and Control

#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $10,000
Annual Tuition: $10,000
Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • Online Degrees: 10
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 64%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 547
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 506
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (303) 492-1411

Example Classes: Advanced Computer Architecture, Computer/Machine Vision, Embedding Sensors and Actuators, Mastering Embedded Systems Architecture, Programmable Systems on a Chip, Real-Time Digital Media

#10
#10

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $10,108
Annual Tuition: $10,108
Annual Tuition: $10,108
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1298
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,353
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,021
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Advanced Silicon Processing, Artificial Neural Computation Systems, Communication Transceiver Circuits Design, Digital Image Processing and Compression, Low Power Bioelectronics, Semiconductor Memory Technologies and Systems

#11
#11

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, Future of Microelectronics Technology, Hands-On Hardware Security, Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Systems, Virtual Computers

#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • 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: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Electromagnetic Radiation, Antennas, and Propagation, Energy Systems and Power Electronics, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Microwave Engineering, Sustainable Engineering and International Development

#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $10,569
Annual Tuition: $10,569
Annual Tuition: $10,569
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1235
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 429
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 357
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (320) 308-0121

Example Classes: Advanced Analog Electronics, Applied Electromagnetics and Signal Integrity, Digital Coding of Waveforms, Electrical Machines and Power Systems, Parallel Computer Architecture, Stochastic Control Systems

#14
#14
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: Energy Networks and Power Distribution Grids, Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems, Internet Engineering, Nonlinear Control Systems, Optical Interferometry and Laser Metrology, Optical Properties in Solids

#15
#15

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,867
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 225-5863

Example Classes: Antenna Theory, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Renewable Energy Systems, Robotics Fundamentals, Signal Integrity, Wireless Communications

#16
#16

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • 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, Big Data Analytics, Information Retrieval and Text Mining, Network Flows and Graph Theory, Network Theory, Wind and Solar Engineering

#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $12,172
Annual Tuition: $12,172
Annual Tuition: $12,172
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,373
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,602
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (740) 593-1000

Example Classes: Aviation Standards, Software Design, and Certification, Inertial Navigation Systems, Micro Nano Fabrication, Optoelectronics and Photonics, Satellite Based Navigation Systems, State Space Methods in Control

#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $13,867
Annual Tuition: $13,867
Annual Tuition: $13,867
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,264
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (831) 656-2442

Example Classes: Advanced Electronics Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Discrete-Time Random Signals, Introduction to Analog VLSI, Reliability Issues for Military Electronics, Semiconductor Device Technology

#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $13,950
Annual Tuition: $13,950
Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,346
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,112
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (814) 865-5403

Example Classes: Engineering Electromagnetics, Linear Systems: Time Domain and Transform Analysis, Power System Control and Operation, Power Systems Analysis I, Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes, Topics in Digital Signal Processing

#20
#20

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati (OH) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $14,098
Annual Tuition: $14,098
Annual Tuition: $14,098
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 83%
  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1160 -1370
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,460
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Contemporary Instrumentation and Automation, Effectiveness in Technical Organizations, Electromagnetic Energy Conversion, Intelligent Industrial Controllers, Intelligent Systems Theory, Management of Innovation

#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $14,925
Annual Tuition: $14,925
Annual Tuition: $14,925
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • 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, Detection and Estimation in Engineering Systems, Digital Control Systems, Holography and Diffractive Optics, Photonic Communications Engineering II, Probability and Random Processes for Engineering Applications