2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Systems Engineering

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

This list highlights 24 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in systems engineering programs. Ranked #1, University of New Mexico offers an annual tuition rate of just $4,583. Prospective students can choose from either a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering or a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering. Kennesaw State University, ranked #2, offers an online Master of Science in Systems Engineering for only $6,894 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of New Mexico $4,583
# 2 #2 Kennesaw State University $6,894
# 3 #3 Mississippi State University $7,335
# 4 #4 University of Virginia $8,115
# 5 #5 Northern Illinois University $8,185
# 6 #6 Arizona State University $8,512
# 7 #7 Old Dominion University $9,520
# 8 #8 University of Colorado Boulder $10,000
# 9 #9 University of Kentucky $10,275
# 10 #10 Iowa State University $10,425
# 11 #11 University of Florida $11,040
# 12 #12 University of North Dakota $11,460
# 13 #13 The University of Texas at El Paso $11,730
# 14 #14 University of Maryland Global Campus $11,862
# 15 #15 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide $12,402
# 16 #16 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville $12,464
# 17 #17 Florida International University $12,500
# 18 #18 University of Wisconsin - Madison $13,000
# 19 #19 National University $13,260
# 20 #20 University of Colorado Colorado Springs $13,263
# 21 #21 Auburn University $15,184
# 22 (tie) #22 (tie) Naval Postgraduate School $16,000
# 22 (tie) #22 (tie) University of California - Los Angeles $16,000
# 24 #24 Colorado State University - Fort Collins $16,275
#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 Electrical Engineering - Concentration in Space Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Concentration in Space Systems Engineering
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $6,894
Annual Tuition: $6,894
Annual Tuition: $6,894
  • 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 Systems Engineering
#3
#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $7,335
Annual Tuition: $7,335
Annual Tuition: $7,335
  • 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 Industrial and Systems Engineering - Concentration in Industrial Systems
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Concentration in Management Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Concentration in Manufacturing Systems
#4
#4

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 Systems Engineering
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $8,185
Annual Tuition: $8,185
Annual Tuition: $8,185
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 89
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 245
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Engineering Management
#6
#6

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1301
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 33,410
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,843
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in User Experience
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,520
Annual Tuition: $9,520
Annual Tuition: $9,520
  • 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 Engineering - Concentration in Systems Engineering
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $10,000
Annual Tuition: $10,000
Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 66%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Average SATs: 1140 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 631
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 688
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Embedded Systems
#9
#9

University of Kentucky

Lexington (KY)
Annual Tuition: $10,275
Annual Tuition: $10,275
Annual Tuition: $10,275
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1320
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 422
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,570
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Thesis Option)
#10
#10
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 Energy Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
#11
#11

University of Florida

Gainesville (FL)
Annual Tuition: $11,040
Annual Tuition: $11,040
Annual Tuition: $11,040
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 88%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Average SATs: 1310 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,029
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,401
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Concentration in Human-Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems 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 Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering - Specialization in Energy Systems
  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering - Specialization in UAS
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Specialization in Aerospace Systems
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Specialization in Energy Systems
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $11,730
Annual Tuition: $11,730
Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,157
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,069
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Systems Architecture and Design
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Systems Engineering Process
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Systems Modeling and Simulation
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $11,862
Annual Tuition: $11,862
Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 46%
  • Graduation Rate: 15%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 35,971
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,876
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Specialization in Systems Engineering
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $12,402
Annual Tuition: $12,402
Annual Tuition: $12,402
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 49%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,378
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,982
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Airworthiness Engineering - Concentration in Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering
  • Master of Systems Engineering
  • Master of Systems Engineering - Track in Engineering Management
  • Master of Systems Engineering - Track in Technical
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $12,464
Annual Tuition: $12,464
Annual Tuition: $12,464
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 112
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,013
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (Thesis Option)
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $12,500
Annual Tuition: $12,500
Annual Tuition: $12,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,922
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,749
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management - Track in Systems Engineering
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $13,000
Annual Tuition: $13,000
Annual Tuition: $13,000
  • 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 in Engineering - Engine Systems
  • Master of Engineering in Engineering - Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Engineering - Sustainable Systems Engineering
#19
#19

National University

La Jolla (CA)
Annual Tuition: $13,260
Annual Tuition: $13,260
Annual Tuition: $13,260
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 33%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Average SATs: 750 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,165
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management - Specialization in Systems Engineering
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $13,263
Annual Tuition: $13,263
Annual Tuition: $13,263
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 599
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 834
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
#21
#21

Auburn University

Auburn (AL)
Annual Tuition: $15,184
Annual Tuition: $15,184
Annual Tuition: $15,184
  • 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

  • Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,293
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21)
  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21) - Advanced Systems Architecting
  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21) - Advanced Systems Engineering
  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21) - System of Systems
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering Management - Systems Integrated Development
#22
#22
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 With Certificate of Specialization in Systems Engineering
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $16,275
Annual Tuition: $16,275
Annual Tuition: $16,275
  • 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 Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering

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