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The 19 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering

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Advancing in a career in mechanical engineering can be a lucrative proposition. Some people enter the profession with just a bachelor’s degree. But after a few years working with machines—from manufacturing to automobiles—many mechanical engineers feel the need to specialize or update their knowledge. An online master’s mechanical engineering degree gives you many options. There are 38 different schools offering a total of 45 master’s programs. Study while you continue to work with an online program. But how do you choose a program?

There’s no need to break the bank when you get your online master’s in mechanical engineering. Many programs offer affordable tuition. GetEducated has compiled a list of all the online master’s in mechanical engineering so you can compare to find the most affordable option. The difference in price between the cheapest and most expensive programs is almost $55k. You can save a ton of money by choosing a Best Buy school—one that costs below the national average. Get your mechanical engineering master’s degree so you can move up the ladder in your profession. Because you study online, you can choose any school in the country to start on your master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$31,600.00
Least Expensive: University of Central Florida ~$9,819.60
Most Expensive: Columbia University in the City of New York ~$64,490.00

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online master’s mechanical engineering programs. The online mechanical engineering degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2019 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

 

Most Affordable Online Master’s Mechanical Engineering

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
University of Central Florida
(FL)
$9,819.60
$20,844.60
In-State
Out-of-State
2
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
(NM)
$12,429.00
All Students
3
The University of Alabama
(AL)
$12,620.00
All Students
4
Kennesaw State University
(GA)
$12,910.00
All Students
5
Texas Tech University
(TX)
$13,440.50
All Students
6
Mississippi State University
(MS)
$14,985.00
All Students
7
University of Florida
(FL)
$15,041.40
$21,772.50
In-State
Out-of-State
8
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
(NC)
$15,106.80
$39,346.80
In-State
Out-of-State
9
University of Houston
(TX)
$16,151.40
$31,601.40
In-State
Out-of-State
10
Old Dominion University
(VA)
$16,326.00
$17,676.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11
University of Michigan – Dearborn
(MI)
$19,140.00
$22,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12
University of Cincinnati-Online
(OH)
$23,250.00
$23,700.00
In-State
Out-of-State
13
University of North Dakota
(ND)
$23,670.00
All Students
14
University of Idaho
(ID)
$24,540.00
All Students
15
Iowa State University
(IA)
$25,522.00
All Students
16
Kansas State University
(KS)
$25,728.00
All Students
17
Colorado State University
(CO)
$28,180.00
All Students
18
Auburn University
(AL)
$28,495.00
All Students
19
Texas A & M University
(TX)
$30,716.80
$46,306.80
In-State
Out-of-State
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
University of Arizona
(AZ)
$32,182.00
All Students
Virginia Commonwealth University
(VA)
$32,250.00
$64,290.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Georgia Institute of Technology
(GA)
$34,116.00
All Students
Purdue University
(IN)
$34,170.00
$39,060.00
In-State
Out-of-State
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(IL)
$34,688.00
All Students
Purdue University
(IN)
$35,309.00
$40,362.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Michigan Technological University
(MI)
$35,430.00
All Students
Missouri University of Science and Technology
(MO)
$36,000.00
$22,048.20
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Pennsylvania State University
(PA)
$36,208.00
All Students
University of California-Los Angeles
(CA)
$38,700.00
All Students
Southern Methodist University
(TX)
$40,500.00
$20,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of South Carolina-Columbia
(SC)
$40,700.00
$71,792.00
In-State
Out-of-State
University of Washington
(WA)
$41,785.00
All Students
Clarkson University
(NY)
$41,940.00
All Students
Villanova University
(PA)
$42,050.00
All Students
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(MA)
$45,510.00
All Students
Lehigh University
(PA)
$46,000.00
All Students
University of Wisconsin-Madison
(WI)
$48,000.00
All Students
University of Southern California
(CA)
$54,264.00
All Students
Case Western Reserve University
(OH)
$56,532.00
All Students
Columbia University in the City of New York
(NY)
$64,490.00
All Students

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Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Winter 2019 review of regionally accredited online master’s mechanical engineering programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules. The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

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