2019 Most Affordable Online Master's in Systems Engineering

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The 25 colleges on this list all offer affordable online master's in systems engineering degrees for under $23,000 annually. Kennesaw State University ranks #1, with an annual tuition of only $6,894. Students can obtain one of five different master's in systems engineering degrees at #7-ranked Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide for an affordable $11,970. The average tuition of the schools on this list is a low $15,663 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Kennesaw State University Annual Tuition $6,894
#2 #2 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $8,520
#3 #3 Iowa State University Annual Tuition $9,405
#4 #4 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,572
#5 #5 Oregon Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $10,956
#6 #6 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $11,862
#7 #7 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $11,970
#8 #8 University of Kentucky Annual Tuition $13,052
#9 #9 University of Colorado Colorado Springs Annual Tuition $13,098
#10 #10 National University Annual Tuition $13,760
#11 #11 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $13,860
#12 #12 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Annual Tuition $15,096
#13 #13 University of California - Los Angeles Annual Tuition $15,451
#14 #14 George Washington University - Engineering Annual Tuition $16,110
#15 #15 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $16,120
#16 #16 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $16,275
#17 #17 University of Arizona - Engineering Annual Tuition $17,235
#18 #18 Purdue University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $19,530
#19 #19 Southern Methodist University Annual Tuition $20,250
#20 #20 University of Michigan - Dearborn Annual Tuition $20,955
#21 #21 North Carolina State University Annual Tuition $21,165
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) Lehigh University Annual Tuition $22,500
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) Missouri University of Science and Technology Annual Tuition $22,500
#24 #24 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Annual Tuition $22,695
#25 #25 George Mason University Annual Tuition $22,740
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,894
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,852
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Systems Reliability; Linear Regression Analysis; Reliability and Sustainability; Statistical Process Control; System Architecture; Total Quality
  • Annual Tuition: $8,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,529
  • Example Classes:
    Complexity, Engineering and Management; Cost Engineering; Optimization Methods; Requirements Management, Verification and Validation; Risk and Vulnerability Management of Complex Interdependent Systems; Robust Engineering Design
  • Annual Tuition: $9,405
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,679
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Analysis in System Design; Engineering Management Theory; Engineering Risk Analysis; Systems Engineering & Analysis; Systems Engineering & Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,572
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,365
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis; Discrete Systems Simulation; Industrial Engineering Analytics for Healthcare
  • Annual Tuition: $10,956
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 78
  • Example Classes:
    Case Studies in Systems Engineering; Research Methods & Innovation: Intellectual Property; Research Methods & Innovation: Peer-Reviewed Research
  • Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 13,310
  • Example Classes:
    Design Considerations; Information Systems Infrastructure; Information Technology Foundations; Requirements Engineering; System Design and Development; System Integration and Test
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,155
  • Example Classes:
    Fundamentals of Systems Engineering; Organizational Systems Management; System Architecture Design and Modeling; System Quality Assurance; System Requirements Analysis and Modeling; Systems Engineering Project
  • Annual Tuition: $13,052
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,160
  • Example Classes:
    Manufacturing Seminar/Project; Modeling of Manufacturing Processes and Machines; Special Problems in Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Sustainability, Ethics, & Leadership in Manufacturing Organizations; Systems for Factory Information and Control; Topics in Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $13,098
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,940
  • Example Classes:
    Finance & Accounting for Engineering Managers; Leadership for Engineers; Project Estimation and Risk Management; Space Communications; Space Mission Analysis; Spacecraft Environment Interactions
  • Annual Tuition: $13,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,873
  • Example Classes:
    601 Systems Analysis & Design Evaluation; Advanced System Design; Global Trends in Technology; Introduction to Systems Design; Risk, Contracts, and Legal Issues; System Dynamics
  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Administration; Linear System Theory; Optimal Control Systems; Risk Management; Simulating Stochastic Systems; Software Analysis and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $15,096
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,379
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Systems Engineering; Management of Change, Innovation, and Performance in Organizational Systems; Management of Quality and Reliability; Mathematical Probability and Statistics for Industrial Engineers; Performance and Productivity Measurement and Evaluation; The Systems Engineering Process
  • Annual Tuition: $15,451
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 12,675
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering for Systems Assurance; Information Based Systems; Model-Based Systems Engineering; Systems Architecture and Design; Systems Reliability and Safety; Trusted Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $16,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 31,310
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Enterprise Systems Engineering; Knowledge Management; Program and Project Management; Requirements Engineering; Systems Analysis and Management; Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 12,507
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Engineering Economy; Enterprise Analysis & Design; Management of Complex Systems; Management of Knowledge and Technology; Requirements Engineering; Simulation and Optimization
  • Annual Tuition: $16,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,679
  • Example Classes:
    Electrical Energy Generation Systems; Energy Conversion for Electrical Power Systems; Energy Networks and Power Distribution Grids; Engineering Optimization: Method/Application; Introduction to Power System Markets; Software Development Methodology
  • Annual Tuition: $17,235
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,467
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Engineering Statistics; Linear Systems Theory; Stochastic Modeling; Survey of Optimization; Systems Engineering Processes
  • Annual Tuition: $19,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,408
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Ergonomics; Complex Systems: Theory & Applications; Design for Manufacturability; Human Factors in Engineering; Stochastic Models in Operations Research
  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,218
  • Example Classes:
    Analytics for Decision Support; Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies; Convection Cooling of Electronics; Management of Industrial and Mission-Critical Facilities; Power Management for Industrial and Mission-Critical Facilities; Telecommunications for Data Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $20,955
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,990
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Analysis of Experiments; Human Factors; Human Factors and Ergonomics; Industrial Ergonomics; Safety Engineering; Vehicle Ergonomics
  • Annual Tuition: $21,165
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,928
  • Example Classes:
    Agent-based Mechatronics Systems; Automated Systems Engineering; Capital Investment Economic Analysis; Mechatronics Design; Production Planning, Scheduling and Inventory Control; Real-Time Control of Automated Manufacturing
  • Annual Tuition: $22,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,979
  • Example Classes:
    Aspects of Sustainable Systems Design; Automation and Production Systems; International Supply Chain Management; Micromanufacturing Systems & Technologies; Organizations & Manufacturing Systems; Technology, Operations & Competitive Strategy
  • Annual Tuition: $22,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,929
  • Example Classes:
    Computational Intelligence; Model Based Systems Engineering; Network Centric Systems; Systems Architecting; Systems Life Cycle Costing
  • Annual Tuition: $22,695
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,210
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Dependable and Secure Systems; System Dynamics Foundation: Managing Complexity; System Integration, Verification and Validation; Teaming and Organizing for Innovation
  • Annual Tuition: $22,740
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,092
  • Example Classes:
    Discrete Event Systems; Model-based Systems Engineering; System Architecture Design; System Design and Integration; System Management and Evaluation; System Methodology and Modeling

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