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Tuition Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools

Total CostsUndergraduateGraduateLiving Costs

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2022 costs of attendance between best Engineering schools. For state residents, the average COA is $33,044 when living on campus and $32,638 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $66,074 when living on campus and $65,668 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2022 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology$55,878 $840 $20,302 -
2Stanford University$56,169 $1,305 $21,424 -
3University of California-Berkeley$14,226$43,980 $1,118 $26,129 $22,576
4California Institute of Technology$58,680 $1,428 $19,839 $22,014
5Carnegie Mellon University$58,524 $1,000 $17,550 $15,740
6Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,852$33,964 $800 $16,150 $19,046
6University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign$17,634$37,632 $1,200 $14,994 -
8Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992$28,794 $1,010 $11,810 $11,810
8University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$17,193$55,097 $1,048 $15,046 $15,046
10The University of Texas at Austin$11,752$40,996 $724 $17,312 $17,312
Average$13,942$46,971$1,047$18,056$17,649

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees between best Engineering schools. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $13,942 for in-state students and $46,971 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees of best Engineering schools are increased by 1.53% compared to the previous year.
Among the best Engineering schools, Carnegie Mellon University requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $57,560 and Purdue University-Main Campus has the lowest tuition & fees of $28,520 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology$53,450$55,878
2Stanford University$56,169$56,169
3University of California-Berkeley$14,312$44,066$14,226$43,980
4California Institute of Technology$56,862$58,680
5Carnegie Mellon University$58,485$58,524
6Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,852$33,964$12,852$33,964
6University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign$17,213$36,720$17,634$37,632
8Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992$28,794$9,992$28,794
8University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$16,948$54,097$17,193$55,097
10The University of Texas at Austin$11,448$40,032$11,752$40,996
Average$13,794$46,264$13,942$46,971

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees between best Engineering schools. The average graduate tuition & fees is $16,003 for state residents and $41,343 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees of best Engineering schools are increased by 1.41% compared to the previous year.
Among the best Engineering schools, California Institute of Technology requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $56,364 and The University of Texas at Austin has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $22,944.
Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology$56,719$58,967
2Stanford University$55,011$55,011
3University of California-Berkeley$14,245$29,347$14,160$29,262
4California Institute of Technology$56,649$58,443
5Carnegie Mellon University$47,326$47,347
6Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$16,258$31,334$16,764$31,334
6University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign$17,912$30,083$17,823$30,862
8Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992$28,794$9,992$28,794
8University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$24,772$49,548$25,230$50,464
10The University of Texas at Austin$12,028$22,886$12,050$22,944
Average$15,868$40,770$16,003$41,343

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between best Engineering schools. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of best Engineering schools is $18,056 when a student lives on campus and $17,649 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology $18,100$2,202 --$2,202
2Stanford University $17,860$3,564 ---
3University of California-Berkeley $20,236$5,893 $16,377$6,199$14,731
4California Institute of Technology $17,748$2,091 $17,253$4,761$4,275
5Carnegie Mellon University $16,150$1,400 $14,340$1,400$1,400
6Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $12,090$4,060 $14,986$4,060$4,060
6University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign $12,494$2,500 ---
8Purdue University-Main Campus $10,030$1,780 $10,030$1,780$3,400
8University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $12,592$2,454 $12,592$2,454$7,868
10The University of Texas at Austin $12,768$4,544 $12,768$4,544$4,544
Average$15,007 $3,049$14,049 $3,600$5,310
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