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2021 Best Value Computer Engineering Master's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

111 Colleges
$19,878 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$91,111 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Engineering Master's Degree School for You

Computer Engineering is the #51 most popular major in the country with 5,021 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Best Value Computer Engineering Master's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 111 schools in the United States to see which master's degree programs offered the best value experiences for CE students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for CE majors pursuing a master's degree.

Top 15% Best Computer Engineering Master's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named North Dakota State University - Main Campus the best value school in the United States for computer engineering students working on their master’s degree. North Dakota State University is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fargo.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at North Dakota State University are $11,123 per year.

North Dakota State University also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#2

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Out of the 111 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Santa Clara University landed the # 2 spot on the list. SCU is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at SCU are $25,056 a year. While working on their Master's Degree, CE majors at SCU accumulate an average of around $37,059 in student debt.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, SCU also is in the top 5% of our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools ranking.

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#3

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Out of the 111 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Manhattan College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Manhattan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Riverdale.

Manhattan graduate students pay an average of $19,542 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Manhattan is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Mayaguez, UPR Mayaguez is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UPR Mayaguez are $7,220 a year.

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#5

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

The excellent master’s degree programs at University of Dayton helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best value computer engineering schools in the United States. Located in the city of Dayton, UDayton is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UDayton are $17,240 per year.

UDayton also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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With a ranking of #6, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer engineering students working on their master’s degree. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Penn State World Campus are $22,186 a year. On average, CE graduates from Penn State World Campus take out $37,098 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $478.

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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

With a ranking of #7, Fairfield University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer engineering students working on their master’s degree. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Fairfield U are $18,890 per year.

Fairfield U also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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With a ranking of #8, San Jose State University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer engineering students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

San Jose State graduate students pay an average of $18,790 in tuition and fees each year. On average, CE graduates from San Jose State take out $26,270 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Villanova are $20,606 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Villanova is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list.

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With a ranking of #10, Lawrence Technological University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer engineering students working on their master’s degree. Lawrence Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Southfield.

Lawrence Tech graduate students pay an average of $21,966 in tuition and fees each year.

Lawrence Tech excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list.

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California State University - Fullerton did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer engineering students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the suburb of Fullerton, Cal State Fullerton is a public college with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Cal State Fullerton are $17,862 per year. On average, CE graduates from Cal State Fullerton take out $33,527 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $454, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer engineering programs. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Texas A&M College Station are $22,196 a year.

Texas A&M College Station excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list.

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#13

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer engineering programs. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Northeastern are $25,085 a year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Northeastern also did well on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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With a ranking of #14, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer engineering students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach are $19,156 per year.

Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer engineering programs. Mercer is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Macon.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Mercer are $15,722 a year.

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Michigan Technological University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer engineering students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Michigan Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Houghton.

Michigan Tech graduate students pay an average of $20,759 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Michigan Tech is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Computer Engineering graduate students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Computer Engineering Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
17 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
18 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
19 University of North Texas Denton, TX
20 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
21 Iowa State University Ames, IA
22 Clemson University Clemson, SC

Computer Engineering by Region

View the Best Value Computer Engineering Master's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 37 majors within the area of study, computer engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to CE

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 12,934
Mechanical Engineering 9,668
Civil Engineering 6,961
Biomedical Engineering 4,057
General Engineering 3,449

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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