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 a construction engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,272 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

22% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,177 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

$ 30,258 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

6% below average compared to other degrees

What do construction engineering graduates earn?

Construction engineering students make an average of $103,140 per year after graduation. This is 54% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

12% of construction engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 103,140 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 98% of degrees

12%
% of people underpaid in 2019

38% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular construction engineering schools in the US

There are 50 schools in the US that offer a construction engineering degree. The construction engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Purdue University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in construction engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
The University of Alabama$10,780
Washington University in St Louis$51,533
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$9,058
Texas Tech University$8,860
Arizona State University-Tempe$10,792

Top US schools for a construction engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
New York University28%$50,464
Texas A & M University-Commerce35%$8,434
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
Stevens Institute of Technology44%$50,554
North Carolina State University at Raleigh51%$9,058
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry52%$8,543
The University of Alabama53%$10,780

Cheapest US schools for a construction engineering degree

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

School NameTuition
Dewey University-Hato Rey$5,475
Kennesaw State University$6,347
University of New Mexico-Main Campus$7,448
University of Nevada-Las Vegas$7,665
The University of Texas at El Paso$7,851
Lamar University$8,314
Texas A & M University-Commerce$8,434
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry$8,543
Iowa State University$8,636
North Dakota State University-Main Campus$8,666

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