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2023 Industrial Engineering Cost

There are about 18,013 students enrolled in Industrial Engineering in the USA.

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Industrial engineering is the 202nd most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $29,741 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #203, Humanities, with a median cost of $29,694).

New England has the most expensive colleges with great industrial engineering programs led by University of New Haven with an annual cost of $39,000. The most expensive state for industrial engineering is Massachusetts led by Northeastern University and Western New England University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 73.59% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.8% less than your average private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for industrial engineering is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon. It costs just $4,560 per year but is ranked 83rd for its industrial engineering program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  might be right for you, ranked #23 with an in-state cost of just $7,610. Another more affordable choice would be #24, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, CA with a cost of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for out-of-state students.

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