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2021 Best Value Materials Engineering Master's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

78 Colleges
$25,483 Avg Tuition & Fees*

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

In 2018-2019, 1,863 people earned a degree or certificate in materials engineering, making the major the #97 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Best Value Materials Engineering Master's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Grad Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 78 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value master's degree programs for materials engineering students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

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 Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Materials Engineering Master's Degree Colleges.

Top 15% Best Materials Engineering Master's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Arizona State University - Skysong the best value school in the United States for materials engineering students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public school with a very large student population.

ASU - Skysong graduate students pay an average of $6,592 in tuition and fees each year.

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#2

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Dayton is a great value for materials engineering students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Dayton, UDayton is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UDayton are $17,240 a year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, UDayton also did well on our Best Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Michigan Technological University is a great value for materials engineering students working on their master’s degree. Michigan Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Houghton.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Michigan Tech are $20,759 a year.

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

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Rapid City, SD Mines is a public school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at SD Mines are $19,250 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, SD Mines also is in the top 20% of our Best Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools ranking.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend The University of Texas at Austin. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UT Austin are $22,966 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UT Austin also is in the top 10% of our Best Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools ranking.

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San Jose State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at San Jose State are $18,790 a year.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree materials engineering programs. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UW - Madison are $25,506 per year.

UW - Madison excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list.

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With a ranking of #8, Texas A&M University - College Station did quite well on this year’s best value schools for materials engineering students working on their master’s degree. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Texas A&M College Station are $22,196 per 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 Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list.

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#9

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Materials Engineering Master’s Degree Schools list. UH is a fairly large public school located in the city of Houston.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UH are $18,748 a year.

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With a ranking of #10, University of Alabama at Birmingham did quite well on this year’s best value schools for materials engineering students working on their master’s degree. UAB is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UAB are $19,188 a year.

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University of North Texas landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree materials engineering programs. UNT is a very large public school located in the city of Denton.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UNT are $15,384 per year.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
12 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
13 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
14 Clemson University Clemson, SC
15 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

Materials Engineering by Region

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

Materials Engineering is one of 37 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Materials Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 12,934
Mechanical Engineering 9,668
Civil Engineering 6,961
Computer Engineering 5,021
Biomedical Engineering 4,057

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Panoramedia.

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