In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,128 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

21% above average compared to other degrees

$ 26,684 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

33% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,200 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

24% above average compared to other degrees

What do engineering graduates earn?

Engineering students make an average of $86,750 per year after graduation. This is 30% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

14% of engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 86,750 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 86% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

30% below average compared to other degrees


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