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2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s

122 Ranked Colleges
1,642 Degrees Awarded
$23,000 Avg Grad Tuition & Fees*
Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master's

With all of the options students have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. At College Factual, we’re committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our “Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s” ranking.

In 2019-2020, 13,610 people earned their degree in chemical engineering, making the major the 66th most popular in the United States. In 2017-2018, chemical engineering graduates who were awarded their degree in 2015-2017, earned an average of $62,963 and had an average of $22,564 in loans still to pay off.

At the master’s degree level specifically, there were 1,642 chemical engineering graduates with average earnings and debt of $56,398 and $43,194 respectively.

For this year’s “Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s” ranking, we looked at 122 colleges that offer a degree in chemical engineering. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality chemical engineering programs that also have a lower cost than schools of similar quality.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the chemical engineering program at the school and the cost of the school after aid is awarded among other things. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s

The following schools top our list of the Best Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s.

Top 25 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Chemical Engineering

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Brigham Young University - Provo. The school came in at #1 for the Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s. This large school is located in Provo, Utah, and it awarded 7 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at BYU are $7,510, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at BYU

Top 25% in overall quality

Out of the 122 schools in the Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s that were part of this year’s ranking, Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #2 spot on the list. This large school is located in College Station, Texas, and it awarded 19 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at Texas A&M University - College Station are $22,743, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Full Texas A&M University - College Station Chemical Engineering Report

#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
#13 in overall quality

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Purdue University - Main Campus. The school came in at #3 for the Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s. West Lafayette, Indiana is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out masters’s chem eng degrees to 59 students in 2019-2020.

Purdue also took the #13 spot in our “Best Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools” ranking. Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at Purdue University - Main Campus are $28,794.

Read more about Chemical Engineering at Purdue University - Main Campus

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend The University of Texas at Austin. The school came in at #4 for the Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s. Austin, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out masters’s chem eng degrees to 7 students in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at UT Austin are $22,886, but some majors have different tuition rates.

Read more about Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a public institution located in Rapid City, South Dakota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 7 masters’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at SD Mines are $19,250, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

#6

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

Villanova University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking. Villanova University is located in Villanova, Pennsylvania and, has a fairly large student population. In 2019-2020, this school awarded 9 masters’s chem eng degrees to qualified students.

Average graduate tuition and fees at Villanova University are $20,719, but some majors have different tuition rates.

Read more about Chemical Engineering at Villanova University

#7

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

University of North Dakota did quite well in the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking, coming in at #7. UND is a fairly large school located in Grand Forks, North Dakota that handed out 5 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at UND are $18,326, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

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#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

With a ranking of #8, Texas Tech University did quite well on the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. Lubbock, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out masters’s chem eng degrees to 5 students in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at Texas Tech University are $17,530, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech

#9

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

With a ranking of #9, University of Dayton did quite well on the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. Located in Dayton, Ohio, this fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 17 degrees to qualified masters’s chem eng students in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at UDayton are $17,780, but some majors have different tuition rates.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at University of Dayton

#10

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

With a ranking of #10, University of Houston did quite well on the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. University of Houston is a large school located in Houston, Texas that handed out 8 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at University of Houston are $18,689, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

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With a ranking of #11, University of Nebraska - Lincoln did quite well on the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. University of Nebraska - Lincoln is a large public school situated in Lincoln, Nebraska. It awarded 4 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at UNL are $19,513.

Full UNL Chemical Engineering Report

Iowa State University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking. Iowa State University is a public institution located in Ames, Iowa. The school has a large population, and it awarded 10 masters’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at Iowa State are $25,948, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University

Top 25% in overall quality

University of Wisconsin - Madison ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. UW - Madison is a large public school situated in Madison, Wisconsin. It awarded 2 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at University of Wisconsin - Madison are $25,523.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at UW - Madison

#14

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Clemson University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. Clemson is located in Clemson, South Carolina and, has a large student population. In 2019-2020, this school awarded 4 masters’s chem eng degrees to qualified students.

Average graduate tuition and fees at Clemson are $23,246, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Full Clemson University Chemical Engineering Report

Michigan Technological University did quite well in the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking, coming in at #15. Located in Houghton, Michigan, this medium-sized public school awarded 7 degrees to qualified masters’s chem eng students in 2019-2020.

Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at Michigan Tech are $21,996.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at Michigan Tech

#16

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University did quite well in the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking, coming in at #16. Manhattan, Kansas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out masters’s chem eng degrees to 6 students in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at K -State are $24,115, but some majors have different tuition rates.

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#17

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
#22 in overall quality

North Carolina State University did quite well in the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking, coming in at #17. NC State is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and, has a large student population. In 2019-2020, this school awarded 45 masters’s chem eng degrees to qualified students.

NC State not only placed well in this ranking. It is also #22 on our “Best Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools” list. Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at NC State are $28,999.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University

#18

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
#23 in overall quality

University of Florida ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. UF is located in Gainesville, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2019-2020, this school awarded 36 masters’s chem eng degrees to qualified students.

In addition to being on our master’s degree chem eng students list, UF has also earned the #23 rank in our “Best Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools” ranking. Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at University of Florida are $30,130.

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#19

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming landed the #19 spot on the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking. Located in Laramie, Wyoming, this fairly large public school awarded 6 degrees to qualified masters’s chem eng students in 2019-2020.

Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at University of Wyoming are $16,615.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at University of Wyoming

#20

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
#14 in overall quality

Northeastern University did quite well in the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking, coming in at #20. Boston, Massachusetts is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out masters’s chem eng degrees to 46 students in 2019-2020.

Northeastern also made our “Best Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools” list, coming in at #14. Average graduate tuition and fees at Northeastern are $25,558, but some majors have different tuition rates.

Read more about Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University

#21

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Cornell University did quite well in the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking, coming in at #21. Cornell University is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Ithaca, New York. It awarded 61 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cornell, the school also landed the #8 spot in our “Best Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools” ranking. Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at Cornell University are $30,042.

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#22

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
#18 in overall quality

With a ranking of #22, Lehigh University did quite well on the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. Lehigh University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It awarded 8 masters’s chem eng degrees in 2019-2020.

Lehigh also took the #18 spot in our “Best Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools” ranking. Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at Lehigh are $27,130.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at Lehigh

#23

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

University of Tulsa ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s list. University of Tulsa is a private not-for-profit institution located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The school has a small population, and it awarded 4 masters’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at University of Tulsa are $24,080, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Read full report on Chemical Engineering at University of Tulsa

#24

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida

Florida Institute of Technology came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking. Melbourne, Florida is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out masters’s chem eng degrees to 10 students in 2019-2020.

Although you might pay more or less depending on your area of study, average graduate tuition and fees at Florida Tech are $22,588.

Read more about Chemical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology

#25

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech did quite well in the 2022 Best Value Chem Eng Schools for a Master’s ranking, coming in at #25. Virginia Tech is a public institution located in Blacksburg, Virginia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 10 masters’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Average graduate tuition and fees at Virginia Tech are $30,547, but you may pay more or less depending on your major.

Read more about Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech

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Notes and References

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

Read more about our data sources and methodologies

Footnotes

  • *Average salary, average net price, and average tuition and fees are for the top schools only.
  • Some schools otherwise deserving of recognition may have been removed from this ranking in the event that new data identified post-publication warranted it, or at the request of the school.

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