2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Industrial Engineering Programs

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

Ranked by affordability, these 25 schools all offer online low-cost master's degrees in industrial engineering. Texas Tech University is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $5,670 annually. Classes for Texas Tech's Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program include Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Human Factors in Engineering and Design, and Manufacturing Facilities Planning and Design. Texas A&M University-Kingsville, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $6,333 for its Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Each school on this list offers a tuition rate under $23,000 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Texas Tech University $5,670
# 2 #2 Texas A&M University-Kingsville $6,333
# 3 #3 Northern Illinois University $8,185
# 4 #4 Mississippi State University $8,313
# 5 #5 University of Alabama in Huntsville $9,255
# 6 #6 Arizona State University $10,108
# 7 #7 University of Missouri $10,290
# 8 #8 University of Central Florida $10,422
# 9 #9 Iowa State University $10,425
# 10 #10 University of Florida $11,040
# 11 #11 Louisiana Tech University $11,132
# 12 #12 Kansas State University $11,473
# 13 #13 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville $12,464
# 14 #14 Clemson University $12,960
# 15 #15 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus $13,146
# 16 #16 Oregon State University $14,145
# 17 #17 Auburn University $15,184
# 18 #18 Georgia Institute of Technology $16,500
# 19 #19 Wright State University-Main Campus $16,875
# 20 #20 Western New England University $17,520
# 21 #21 Missouri University of Science and Technology $18,000
# 22 #22 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign $19,512
# 23 #23 New Jersey Institute of Technology $19,605
# 24 #24 Purdue University - Main Campus $20,220
# 25 #25 North Carolina State University $22,876
#1
#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock (TX)
Annual Tuition: $5,670
Annual Tuition: $5,670
Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 78%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,980
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,533
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (806) 742-2011

Example Classes: Bayesian Analysis for Human Decision, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Human Factors in Engineering and Design, Manufacturing Facilities Planning and Design, Occupational Biomechanics, Productivity and Performance Improvement in Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (Thesis Option)
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $6,333
Annual Tuition: $6,333
Annual Tuition: $6,333
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 53
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 367
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (361) 593-2111

Example Classes: Advanced Eng Economic Analysis, Computer Appl of Stats Methods, Lean Manufacturing, Principles of Optimization, Risk Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $8,185
Annual Tuition: $8,185
Annual Tuition: $8,185
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 171
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 478
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 892-3050

Example Classes: Advanced Experimental Design for Engineering, Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects, Facilities Layout and Location Analysis, Linear Programming and Network Flows, Risk Management, Six Sigma Performance Excellence and Modern Problem Solving

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Engineering Management
#4
#4

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $8,313
Annual Tuition: $8,313
Annual Tuition: $8,313
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • 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: Engineering Economy I, Industrial Ergonomics, Production Control Systems I, Systems Simulation I, Systems Simulation I.

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Industrial Systems
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Management Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Manufacturing Systems
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Operations Research
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $9,255
Annual Tuition: $9,255
Annual Tuition: $9,255
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1380
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 176
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 462
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 824-6120

Example Classes: Advanced Quality Control, Design/Analy of Experiment, Statistical Methods for Engr, Systems Modeling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering - Industrial Engineering
#6
#6

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: Applied Stochastic Operations Research Models, Design Engineering Experiments, Information Systems Engineering, Production Systems, Simulating Stochastic Systems, Web-Enabled Decision Support Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA/MSE in Industrial Engineering
  • MS in Industrial Engineering
#7
#7

University of Missouri

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $10,290
Annual Tuition: $10,290
Annual Tuition: $10,290
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1090 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 679
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,236
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 882-2121

Example Classes: Advanced Integrated Production Systems, Engineering Experimentation, Health Care Systems Design and Analysis, Life Cycle Analysis, Optimization Modeling and Computational Methods, Problems in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
#8
#8

University of Central Florida

Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
Annual Tuition: $10,422
Annual Tuition: $10,422
Annual Tuition: $10,422
  • Online Degrees: 15
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1160 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,194
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis, Engineering Statistics, Project Engineering, Queuing Systems, Simulation Based Life Cycle Engineering, Systems Architecting

Online Master's Degrees

  • Industrial Engineering - Healthcare Systems Engineering, MS
  • Industrial Engineering - Human Systems Engineering/Ergonomics, MS
  • Industrial Engineering - Interactive Simulation and Training Systems, MS
  • Industrial Engineering - Operations Research, MS
  • Industrial Engineering - Quality Systems Engineering, MS
  • Industrial Engineering - Simulation Modeling and Analysis, MS
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • 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: Analysis of Stochastic Systems, Design and Analysis of Allocation Mechanisms, Inventory Control and Production Planning, Production Scheduling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, Reliability and Safety Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
#10
#10

University of Florida

Gainesville (FL)
Annual Tuition: $11,040
Annual Tuition: $11,040
Annual Tuition: $11,040
  • 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: Applied Probability Methods in Engineering, Decision Support Systems for ISE’s, Digital Simulation Techniques, Model Health Systems Engineering, Web-based Decision Support Systems for ISE’s

Online Master's Degrees

  • ME in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $11,132
Annual Tuition: $11,132
Annual Tuition: $11,132
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 870 -970
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 30
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 241
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (318) 257-2000

Example Classes: Advance Statistics for Quality Improvement, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Reliability Engineering, Six Sigma Black Belt Project, Theory and Application of Lean Manufacturing and Management, Theory of Probability

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering - Industrial Engineering
#12
#12

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • 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 Economics, Advanced Production and Inventory Control, Applied Stochastic Processes and Theoretical Simulation, Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, Network Flows and Graph Theory, Occupational Safety Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $12,464
Annual Tuition: $12,464
Annual Tuition: $12,464
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 110
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 819
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (865) 974-1000

Example Classes: Advanced Application of Systems Modeling & Simulation, Financial Management for Engineering Managers, Production and Inventory Systems, Reliability of Lean Systems, Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering, Theory and Practice of Engineering Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial System Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial System Engineering - Automotive Manufacturing
  • Master of Science in Industrial System Engineering - Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Industrial System Engineering - Systems Engineering
#14
#14

Clemson University

Clemson (SC)
Annual Tuition: $12,960
Annual Tuition: $12,960
Annual Tuition: $12,960
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 83%
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Average SATs: 1220 -1400
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 101
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,285
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (864) 656-4636

Example Classes: Health, Safety and the Environment, Prescriptive Analytics, Supply Chain and Logistics Modeling ll

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $13,146
Annual Tuition: $13,146
Annual Tuition: $13,146
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 803
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Discrete Systems Simulation, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial & Advanced Capital Investment Analysis, Industrial Assessment and Improvement, Integrated Manufacturing Control Systems, Strategic Quality Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management - Engineering Management (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management - Engineering Management (Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management - Operations Research (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management - Operations Research (Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management - Supply Chain and Logistics (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management - Supply Chain and Logistics (Thesis)
#16
#16

Oregon State University

Corvallis (OR)
Annual Tuition: $14,145
Annual Tuition: $14,145
Annual Tuition: $14,145
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,306
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,259
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (541) 737-0123

Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis, Lean Manufacturing Systems, Legal Aspects of Engineering and Engineering Management, Management of Information Systems, Product Development, Strategic Planning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering - Engineering Management
#17
#17

Auburn University

Auburn (AL)
Annual Tuition: $15,184
Annual Tuition: $15,184
Annual Tuition: $15,184
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 78%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 303
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,205
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 844-4000

Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Statistics I, Linear Programming and Network Flows, Manufacturing and Production Economics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Dual M.B.A./M.I.S.E.
  • M.I.S.E. (Coursework Option)
#18
#18
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: Engineering Economy, Manufacturing Systems, Probabilistic Models, Time Series Analysis, Transport & Supply Chain Systems, Warehousing Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $16,875
Annual Tuition: $16,875
Annual Tuition: $16,875
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1233
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 46
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 134
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (937) 775-1000

Example Classes: Discrete Event Modeling and Analysis, Lean Process Improvement for Engineers, Simulation Analysis Using Multi-Modal Models, Six Sigma for Engineers, Supply Chain Analysis & Design, Understanding & Aiding Human Decision Making

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $17,520
Annual Tuition: $17,520
Annual Tuition: $17,520
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 22
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 21
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (413) 782-3111

Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Economics, Discrete Event Simulation, Human Factors, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Quality Systems and Process Improvement, Quantitative Models of Supply Chain Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • 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 Cnc Of Manufacturing Processes & Engineering Metrology, Design For Manufacture, Fracture Mechanics, Integrated Product And Process Design, Lean Systems, Plantwide Process Control

Online Master's Degrees

  • ME in Manufacturing Engineering (Non-Thesis)
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $19,512
Annual Tuition: $19,512
Annual Tuition: $19,512
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 62%
  • Graduation Rate: 84%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1200 -1460
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 419
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,348
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 333-1000

Example Classes: Algorithms for Data Analytics, Big Graphs and Social Networks, Convex Optimization, Integer Programming, Optimization of Large Systems, Stochastic Processes & Applications

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering - Advanced Analytics
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $19,605
Annual Tuition: $19,605
Annual Tuition: $19,605
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1380
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 30
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 598
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (973) 596-3000

Example Classes: Concurrent Engineering, Design for Manufacturability, Engineering Costs and Production Economics, Industrial Simulation Models, Total Quality Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
#24
#24

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette (IN)
Annual Tuition: $20,220
Annual Tuition: $20,220
Annual Tuition: $20,220
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • 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: Advanced Topics in Engineering, Design and Evaluation of Material Handling Systems, Human Factors in Engineering, Industrial Applications of Statistics, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Simulation Design and Analysis

Online Master's Degrees

  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Industrial Engineering (Non-Thesis)
  • Interdisciplinary MS in Engineering - Industrial Engineering (Thesis)
  • MS in Industrial Engineering
#25
#25
Annual Tuition: $22,876
Annual Tuition: $22,876
Annual Tuition: $22,876
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • 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: Applied Engineering Economy, Automated Systems Engineering, Human Factors in Systems Design, Human Information Processing, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Industrial Engineering