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 a manufacturing engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,529 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

13% above average compared to other degrees

$ 20,595 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

2% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,804 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

20% below average compared to other degrees

What do manufacturing engineering graduates earn?

Manufacturing engineering students make an average of $104,318 per year after graduation. This is 56% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

13% of manufacturing engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 104,318 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 97% of degrees

13%
% of people underpaid in 2019

32% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular manufacturing engineering schools in the US

There are 78 schools in the US that offer a manufacturing engineering degree. The manufacturing engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine and New York University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in manufacturing engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-Irvine$13,738
New York University$50,464
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974

Top US schools for a manufacturing engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of California-Los Angeles16%$13,261
Boston University25%$52,082
Lehigh University25%$50,740
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
New York University28%$50,464
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
San Diego State University35%$7,460

Cheapest US schools for a manufacturing engineering degree

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

School NameTuition
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana$2,088
Mesa Community College$2,094
Clark State Community College$3,359
Onondaga Community College$5,154
Mount Wachusett Community College$5,428
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
Macomb Community College$6,041
Central State University$6,246
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
California State University-Northridge$6,875

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