Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Florida

12 Colleges
5,865 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,856 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in FloridaEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Florida. With 5,865 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 4.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Florida ranking, we looked at 12 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 Florida

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

Top 10 Best Value Engineering Schools

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. U of F is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. U of F also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida list, coming in at #1.

At U of F, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,230. 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 U of F is $120,542. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the small city of Daytona Beach, Embry Riddle Daytona Beach is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Embry Riddle Daytona Beach also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida rankings.

At Embry Riddle Daytona Beach, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,063. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Embry Riddle Daytona Beach is $119,369. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of South Florida - Main Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa. USF Tampa also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida rankings.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at USF Tampa to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,095. This means that the average student pays around $99,309 to get a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#4

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Florida State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Florida State to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State is $115,196. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Central Florida earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public school with a very large student population. UCF not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida list.

At UCF, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,064. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCF be around $120,976. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Florida International University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, FIU has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida ranking.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at FIU to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,777 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $124,513 to get a bachelor’s degree from FIU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Florida Institute of Technology comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Florida Tech is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Melbourne. Florida Tech did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Florida Tech is 4.2 years, and it costs about $36,834 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech is $153,966. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#8

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNF is a large public school located in the city of Jacksonville.

The average student at UNF graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,266. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNF is about $105,395. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#9

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida Atlantic University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. FAU is a very large public school located in the small city of Boca Raton. FAU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Florida list.

At FAU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,800. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from FAU be around $119,712. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The University of West Florida landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the small city of Pensacola, University of West Florida is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at University of West Florida to complete their degree, and it costs about $22,607 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of West Florida be around $104,218. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 958
Virginia 3,378
Georgia 3,528
North Carolina 2,926
Alabama 2,794
Tennessee 1,750
West Virginia 928
South Carolina 1,641
Louisiana 1,842
Kentucky 1,081
Arkansas 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 1,669
Civil Engineering 768
Electrical Engineering 763
Computer Engineering 697
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 567

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6,957
Computer & Information Sciences 4,244
Physical Sciences 1,032
Natural Resources & Conservation 956
Mathematics & Statistics 727

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 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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