Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New York

19 Colleges
7,376 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,953 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New YorkOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 9th in New York. In fact, 7,376 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 5.7% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New York ranking, we looked at 19 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in New York

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Engineering Schools

#1

SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

SUNY Maritime College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. SUNY Maritime is a small public school located in the city of Throggs Neck. SUNY Maritime not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in New York list.

It takes the average student at SUNY Maritime about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,770. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Maritime be around $118,591. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Alfred University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Alfred, Alfred is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Alfred is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,680. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Alfred is $114,457. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Potsdam, Clarkson is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Clarkson did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in New York list.

It takes the average student at Clarkson about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $38,814. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Clarkson is $164,571. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#4

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University at Buffalo. Located in the suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public school with a very large student population.

It takes the average student at University at Buffalo about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,466. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from University at Buffalo is $137,331. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, RPI has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New York ranking.

It takes the average student at RPI about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $42,782. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the RPI is $184,390. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#6

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stony Brook University. SUNY Stony Brook is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Stony Brook.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Stony Brook is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,701. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Stony Brook is $132,321. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Binghamton University. Located in the suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Binghamton University is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,957. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Binghamton University is $131,982. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cornell, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New York ranking.

It takes the average student at Cornell about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,390. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Cornell is $148,471. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#9

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Riverdale, Manhattan is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Manhattan has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New York ranking.

At Manhattan, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,702. This means that the average student pays around $181,911 to get a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#10

CUNY City College

New York, NY

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to CUNY City College. Located in the city of New York, City is a public college with a large student population.

It takes the average student at City about 4.9 years to graduate, and it costs about $27,226 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from City is $132,318. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 6,878
New Jersey 2,697
Maryland 2,298
Delaware 514
District of Columbia 414

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 2,079
Electrical Engineering 1,140
Chemical Engineering 755
Civil Engineering 728
Biomedical Engineering 619

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,509
Computer & Information Sciences 7,593
Mathematics & Statistics 2,713
Physical Sciences 2,538
Engineering Technologies 1,861

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 19 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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