Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for computer software engineering degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,974 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,493 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,330 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

What do computer software engineering graduates earn?

Computer software engineering students make an average of $95,446 per year after graduation. This is 43% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 95,446 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 94% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular computer software engineering schools in the US

There are 174 schools in the US that offer a computer software engineering degree. The computer software engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Irvine, New York University and San Diego State University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in computer software engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Irvine$13,738
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Southern California$54,259
Northeastern University$49,497
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
California State University-Fullerton$6,850
Harvard University$48,949
Liberty University$21,310

Top US schools for a computer software engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
Virginia International University24%$9,608
Boston University25%$52,082
Northeastern University27%$49,497
New York University28%$50,464
Liberty University30%$21,310
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
San Diego State University35%$7,460

Cheapest US schools for a computer software engineering degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a computer software engineering degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Norwalk Community College$4,336
Northern New Mexico College$4,765
Utah Valley University$5,652
Florida Gulf Coast University$6,118
Kennesaw State University$6,347
University of Houston-Clear Lake$6,718
California State University-Fullerton$6,850
California State University-Northridge$6,875
University of Central Oklahoma$7,100
Montana Technological University$7,125

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