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 plastics engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 12,776 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

52% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,049 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

20% above average compared to other degrees

$ 47,500 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

What do plastics engineering graduates earn?

Plastics engineering students make an average of $83,878 per year after graduation. This is 26% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 83,878 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 80% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular plastics engineering schools in the US

There are 20 schools in the US that offer a plastics engineering degree. The plastics engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Case Western Reserve University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in plastics engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230
Case Western Reserve University$47,500
University of Rhode Island$13,792
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville$12,970
Auburn University$10,968
Wayne State University$12,729
University of Akron Main Campus$10,270
Lehigh University$50,740
Western Washington University$8,183

Top US schools for a plastics engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Lehigh University25%$50,740
Case Western Reserve University33%$47,500
Stevens Institute of Technology44%$50,554
University of Massachusetts-Amherst58%$15,411
Wayne State University67%$12,729
University of Massachusetts-Lowell69%$14,800
University of Rhode Island70%$13,792
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University70%$13,230
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville77%$12,970
Auburn University84%$10,968

Cheapest US schools for a plastics engineering degree

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

School NameTuition
Central Oregon Community College$4,959
Cayuga County Community College$5,116
Western Washington University$8,183
University of Southern Mississippi$8,218
University of Wisconsin-Stout$9,456
University of Akron Main Campus$10,270
Auburn University$10,968
Wayne State University$12,729
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville$12,970
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230

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