The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for an architectural engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,191 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

33% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,887 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

39% above average compared to other degrees

$ 46,640 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

44% above average compared to other degrees

What do architectural engineering graduates earn?

Architectural engineering students make an average of $89,965 per year after graduation. This is 35% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

15% of architectural engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 89,965 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 87% of degrees

15%
% of people underpaid in 2019

23% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular architectural engineering schools in the US

There are 48 schools in the US that offer a architectural engineering degree. The architectural engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Southern California, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and The University of Texas at Austin. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in architectural engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Southern California$54,259
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
The University of Alabama$10,780
University of Colorado Boulder$12,086
University of Arizona$11,877
University of Miami$48,484
Drexel University$52,002
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000

Top US schools for an architectural engineering degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering architectural engineering degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Southern California16%$54,259
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
University of Miami36%$48,484
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
Worcester Polytechnic Institute48%$48,628
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus50%$18,436
The University of Alabama53%$10,780
Illinois Institute of Technology54%$45,864
Lawrence Technological University60%$32,190
North Carolina A & T State University62%$6,526

Cheapest US schools for an architectural engineering degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an architectural engineering degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
University of Wyoming$5,217
Springfield Technical Community College$6,066
North Carolina A & T State University$6,526
Tennessee State University$7,776
Texas A & M University-Kingsville$8,462
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus$8,738
University of Nebraska-Lincoln$8,978
Missouri University of Science and Technology$9,246
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
Kansas State University$10,135

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