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2023 Materials Engineering Cost

There are about 6,062 students enrolled in Materials Engineering in the USA.

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Materials engineering is the 154th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $33,208 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #155, Developmental and Child Psychology, with a median cost of $33,184).

The Mid East has the most expensive colleges with excellent materials engineering programs predominantly led by Johns Hopkins University with an annual cost of $55,350. Massachusetts is the most expensive state for materials engineering led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 77.59% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 40.18% less than your average private school. So be sure to look into public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for materials engineering is Cornell University, which is the 23rd most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Winona State University. It costs just $13,698 per year and is ranked 48th for its materials engineering program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of Florida  could be a good fit for you, ranked #5 with an in-state cost of just $4,477. Another more affordable pick would be #18, North Carolina State University at Raleigh in Wake County, NC with a cost of $6,535 for in-state students and $26,654 for out-of-state students.

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