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 structural engineering degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 13,547 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

61% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,408 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

101% above average compared to other degrees

$ 54,259 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

68% above average compared to other degrees

What do structural engineering graduates earn?

Structural engineering students make an average of $94,176 per year after graduation. This is 41% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 94,176 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 91% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular structural engineering schools in the US

There are 18 schools in the US that offer a structural engineering degree. The structural engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and New York University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in structural engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
University of Central Florida$6,368
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona$7,339
California State University-Northridge$6,875
University at Buffalo$9,828

Top US schools for a structural engineering degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of California-Los Angeles16%$13,261
Lehigh University25%$50,740
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
New York University28%$50,464
University of California-San Diego34%$14,018
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Stevens Institute of Technology44%$50,554
University of Central Florida50%$6,368
Illinois Institute of Technology54%$45,864

Cheapest US schools for a structural engineering degree

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

School NameTuition
College of Southern Nevada$3,285
University of Central Florida$6,368
California State University-Northridge$6,875
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona$7,339
San Diego State University$7,460
Harrisburg Area Community College$7,725
Missouri University of Science and Technology$9,246
University at Buffalo$9,828
University of Akron Main Campus$10,270
Western Michigan University$11,943

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