2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Mechanical 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 $18,000, these 25 online colleges offer the most affordable master's in mechanical engineering programs. The University of New Mexico, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $4,583 per year. UNM offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Space Systems Engineering. Ranked #2, the Kennesaw State University offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at a tuition rate of $5,745 annually.

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 University of New Mexico $4,583
# 2 #2 Kennesaw State University $5,745
# 3 #3 University of Alabama $6,300
# 4 #4 Texas Tech University $6,804
# 5 #5 Mississippi State University $7,824
# 6 #6 University of Virginia $8,115
# 7 #7 University of Idaho $8,235
# 8 #8 University of South Carolina - Columbia $8,583
# 9 #9 Old Dominion University $8,925
# 10 #10 University of Central Florida $10,422
# 11 #11 Iowa State University $10,425
# 12 #12 University of North Dakota $11,460
# 13 #13 Kansas State University $11,473
# 14 #14 University of Cincinnati $14,098
# 15 #15 Auburn University $14,235
# 16 #16 Colorado State University - Fort Collins $14,460
# 17 #17 University of Houston $15,623
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) University of Arizona $16,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) University of California - Los Angeles $16,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) University of Wisconsin - Madison $16,000
# 21 (tie) #21 (tie) Georgia Institute of Technology $16,500
# 21 (tie) #21 (tie) University of Delaware $16,500
# 23 #23 The University of Texas at Austin $16,811
# 24 #24 University of Michigan - Dearborn $16,965
# 25 #25 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign $17,344
#1
#1

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque (NM)
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,596
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 352
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Concentration in Space Systems Engineering
#2
#2
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 Mechanical Engineering
#3
#3

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
#4
#4

Texas Tech University

Lubbock (TX)
Annual Tuition: $6,804
Annual Tuition: $6,804
Annual Tuition: $6,804
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 78%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,931
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,811
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Specialization in Design
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Specialization in Materials and Mechanics
#5
#5

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $7,824
Annual Tuition: $7,824
Annual Tuition: $7,824
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering
#6
#6

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 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
#7
#7

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $8,235
Annual Tuition: $8,235
Annual Tuition: $8,235
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering
#8
#8
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 Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Specialization in Dynamics and Control
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Specialization in Energy Systems
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Specialization in Engineering Mechanics
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Specialization in Manufacturing
#9
#9
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 Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
#10
#10

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

  • Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Systems, MSME
  • Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Systems, MSME (Non-Thesis)
  • Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Systems, MSME (Thesis)
  • Mechanical Engineering - Thermofluids, MSME
  • Mechanical Engineering - Thermofluids, MSME (Non-Thesis)
  • Mechanical Engineering - Thermofluids, MSME (Thesis)
#11
#11
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 Mechanical Engineering
#12
#12

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 Science in Mechanical Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
#13
#13

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 Mechanical Engineering
#14
#14

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati (OH) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $14,098
Annual Tuition: $14,098
Annual Tuition: $14,098
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1350
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,455
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,731
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
#15
#15

Auburn University

Auburn (AL)
Annual Tuition: $14,235
Annual Tuition: $14,235
Annual Tuition: $14,235
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 79%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1320
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 398
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,298
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $14,460
Annual Tuition: $14,460
Annual Tuition: $14,460
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering
#17
#17

University of Houston

Houston (TX)
Annual Tuition: $15,623
Annual Tuition: $15,623
Annual Tuition: $15,623
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
#18
#18

University of Arizona

Tucson (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,558
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,515
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Non‑Thesis/Coursework Only Option
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Report Option
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Thesis Option
  • Mechanical Engineering - Masters
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 61%
  • Graduation Rate: 92%
  • Acceptance Rate: 16%
  • Average SATs: 1300 -1530
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 359
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering with Certificate of Specialization in Mechanics of Structures
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 61%
  • Graduation Rate: 88%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1300 -1480
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 290
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 604
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering: Polymer Engineering
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Average SATs: 1300 -1510
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 474
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 12,827
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 81%
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Average SATs: 1160 -1350
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 134
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 262
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $16,811
Annual Tuition: $16,811
Annual Tuition: $16,811
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 67%
  • Graduation Rate: 86%
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Average SATs: 1230 -1480
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 131
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MSE in Mechanical Engineering
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $16,965
Annual Tuition: $16,965
Annual Tuition: $16,965
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1300
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 105
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 884
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering in Automotive Systems Engineering - Concentration in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
#25
#25
Annual Tuition: $17,344
Annual Tuition: $17,344
Annual Tuition: $17,344
  • 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 Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Track in Controls & Manufacturing
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Track in Design
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Track in Energy
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Thesis)

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