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2023 Systems Engineering Cost

There are about 6,629 students enrolled in Systems Engineering in the USA.

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Systems engineering is the 246th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $27,436 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #247, Systems Science and Theory, with a median cost of $27,345).

The Plains have the most expensive schools with high quality systems engineering programs led by Washington University in St Louis with an annual cost of $54,250. The most expensive state for systems engineering is District of Columbia led by George Washington University.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 80.3% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 47.7% less than the median private school. So, if you're trying to find a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for systems engineering is George Washington University, which is the 19th most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is United States Merchant Marine Academy. It costs just $0 per year and is its systems engineering program is ranked #6. Another more affordable choice would be #15, Texas A & M International University in Webb County, TX with a cost of $3,818 for in-state students and $13,946 for out-of-state students.

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