Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for optical engineering degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 6,368 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

24% below average compared to other degrees

$ 22,467 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

12% above average compared to other degrees

$ 52,020 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

61% above average compared to other degrees

What do optical engineering graduates earn?

Optical engineering students make an average of $99,471 per year after graduation. This is 49% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 99,471 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 95% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular optical engineering schools in the US

There are 4 schools in the US that offer a optical engineering degree. The optical engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Central Florida, University of Rochester and University of Dayton. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in optical engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Central Florida$6,368
University of Rochester$52,020
University of Dayton$41,750

Top US schools for an optical engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Rochester34%$52,020
University of Central Florida50%$6,368
University of Dayton72%$41,750

Cheapest US schools for an optical engineering degree

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

School NameTuition
University of Central Florida$6,368
University of Dayton$41,750
University of Rochester$52,020

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