Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region

25 Colleges
7,932 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,035 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in the New England RegionWith 128,724 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering is the #4 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 7,932 went to students in the New England region of the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region ranking looked at 25 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in the New England Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Engineering Schools

#1

Olin College

Needham, MA

Our rankings recognize Olin College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Olin College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Needham. Olin College did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region list.

The average student at Olin College graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $37,144. This means that the average student pays around $155,633 to get a bachelor’s degree from Olin College. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

Maine Maritime Academy landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Maine Maritime is a small public school located in the rural area of Castine. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Maine Maritime, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Maine Maritime about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,978. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Maine Maritime be around $138,465. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. In addition to being on our best value list, MIT has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region ranking.

The average student at MIT graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,340. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the MIT is $116,477. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Our rankings recognize University of Maine as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UMaine is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Orono.

The average student at UMaine graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,976. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMaine is about $144,765. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Maritime is a small public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Buzzards Bay.

At Maritime, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,873. 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 Maritime is $131,828. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. WPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester. WPI also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region list, coming in at #2.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at WPI to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $49,123. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WPI is $199,931. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Connecticut comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UCONN has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region ranking.

At UCONN, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,140. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCONN be around $162,822. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the small suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public college with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at U of NH about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $36,404 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of NH is about $149,984. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,714. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst is about $151,996. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Located in the large suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMass Lowell did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in the New England Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMass Lowell is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,031. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMass Lowell is about $156,589. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Engineering Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 272
Maine 373
Rhode Island 556
Massachusetts 4,807
New Hampshire 473
Connecticut 1,451

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 2,433
Civil Engineering 932
Electrical Engineering 875
Chemical Engineering 716
Biomedical Engineering 698

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,454
Computer & Information Sciences 6,450
Mathematics & Statistics 3,193
Natural Resources & Conservation 2,315
Physical Sciences 2,120

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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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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