We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for an engineering science degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 12,351 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

$ 26,769 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

33% above average compared to other degrees

$ 47,384 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

What do engineering science graduates earn?

Engineering science students make an average of $104,250 per year after graduation. This is 56% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

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

$ 104,250 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 94% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

38% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular engineering science schools in the US

There are 92 schools in the US that offer a engineering science degree. The engineering science schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-San Diego, University of California-Berkeley and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in engineering science per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
Harvard University$48,949
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Northwestern University$52,678
Northern Arizona University$11,059
Yale University$51,400

Top US schools for an engineering science degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Yale University7%$51,400
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Dartmouth College10%$53,368
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Tufts University15%$54,318
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
University of Notre Dame19%$51,505
Emory University22%$49,392
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910

Cheapest US schools for an engineering science degree

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

School NameTuition
Metropolitan Community College Area$2,970
Houston Community College$3,360
Housatonic Community College$4,276
Manchester Community College - Connecticut$4,276
Middlesex Community College - Middletown$4,276
Tunxis Community College$4,276
Northwestern Connecticut Community College$4,306
Quinebaug Valley Community College$4,306
Naugatuck Valley Community College$4,316
Gateway Community College - New Haven$4,316


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