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2023 Petroleum Engineering Cost

There are about 3,713 students enrolled in Petroleum Engineering in the USA.

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Petroleum engineering is the 328th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $21,493 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #329, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology, with a median cost of $21,367).

The Great Lakes have the most expensive colleges with top 50 petroleum engineering programs led by Marietta College with an annual cost of $35,030. Colorado is the most expensive state for petroleum engineering led by Colorado School of Mines.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 73.86% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 35.06% less than the median private school. So be sure to look into public shools in your state ASAP.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is University of Tulsa. The most affordable option in the top 100 is The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. It costs just $5,707 per year, and it's ranked 20th for its petroleum engineering program. Another more affordable option would be #6, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA with a cost of $8,038 for in-state students and $8,038 for out-of-state students.

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