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2023 Engineering Cost

There are about 438,412 students enrolled in Engineering in the USA.

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Engineering is the 54th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $48,030 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #55, Public Policy Analysis, with a median cost of $47,794).

New England has the most expensive schools with top 50 engineering programs predominantly led by Trinity College with an annual cost of $56,380. The most expensive state for engineering is Massachusetts led by Boston University and Smith College.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 74.4% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 40.17% less than your average private school. So make sure to look into public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is United States Merchant Marine Academy. It costs just $0 per year, but it is its engineering program is ranked #58. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, University of Florida  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #23 with an in-state cost of just $4,477. Another more affordable pick would be #17, Missouri University of Science and Technology in Phelps County, MO with a cost of $8,512 for in-state students and $26,060 for out-of-state students.

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