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 a naval engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,062 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,295 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

$ 49,018 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

52% above average compared to other degrees

What do naval engineering graduates earn?

Naval engineering students make an average of $129,143 per year after graduation. This is 93% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

6% of naval engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 129,143 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 100% of degrees

6%
% of people underpaid in 2019

68% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular naval engineering schools in the US

There are 24 schools in the US that offer a naval engineering degree. The naval engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Texas A & M University-College Station and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in naval engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230
United States Naval Academy$null
Stevens Institute of Technology$50,554
University of New Orleans$8,484
University of Alaska Anchorage$6,690
United States Merchant Marine Academy$1,020
SUNY Maritime College$8,074
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$8,398

Top US schools for a naval engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
United States Naval Academy8%$null
United States Merchant Marine Academy22%$1,020
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
Webb Institute35%$48,775
Stevens Institute of Technology44%$50,554
University of New Orleans57%$8,484
SUNY Maritime College69%$8,074
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University70%$13,230
Texas A & M University-College Station71%$11,234
Maine Maritime Academy80%$13,278

Cheapest US schools for a naval engineering degree

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

School NameTuition
United States Merchant Marine Academy$1,020
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College$4,415
University of Alaska Anchorage$6,690
SUNY Maritime College$8,074
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$8,398
University of New Orleans$8,484
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230
Maine Maritime Academy$13,278
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826

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