The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a robotics engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,637 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,592 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

37% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,261 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

28% above average compared to other degrees

What do robotics engineering graduates earn?

Robotics engineering students make an average of $116,282 per year after graduation. This is 74% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

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

$ 116,282 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 98% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

40% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular robotics engineering schools in the US

There are 28 schools in the US that offer a robotics engineering degree. The robotics engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and University of Washington-Seattle Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in robotics engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Johns Hopkins University$52,170
Carnegie Mellon University$53,910
Rochester Institute of Technology$40,068
Oregon State University$10,967
Worcester Polytechnic Institute$48,628
Oakland University$11,970
Middle Tennessee State University$8,612

Top US schools for a robotics engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
New York University28%$50,464
University of Washington-Seattle Campus46%$10,974
Worcester Polytechnic Institute48%$48,628
Columbus State University53%$6,134
Rochester Institute of Technology57%$40,068
University of South Carolina-Upstate58%$11,520
Middle Tennessee State University59%$8,612

Cheapest US schools for a robotics engineering degree

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

School NameTuition
Northland Pioneer College$1,808
Cochise County Community College District$1,968
Southwestern Community College - North Carolina$2,213
Surry Community College$2,540
Central Arizona College$2,580
Blue Ridge Community College - North Carolina$2,601
Gaston College - Dallas$2,704
Wayne County Community College District$3,107
Lorain County Community College$3,753
New River Community and Technical College$3,966


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