Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Arizona

6 Colleges
3,055 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,043 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in ArizonaEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Arizona. With 3,055 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Arizona ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those engineering schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Arizona

Check out the engineering programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Arizona

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arizona list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at ASU - Tempe to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,198. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe is $138,451. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Northern Arizona University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public school with a very large student population. NAU also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arizona list, coming in at #5.

At NAU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,230. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the NAU is $101,050. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Polytechnic. Located in the large city of Mesa, ASU - Polytechnic is a public school with a medium-sized student population. ASU - Polytechnic did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arizona list.

It takes the average student at ASU - Polytechnic about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,937. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ASU - Polytechnic is $137,010. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Located in the large city of Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a fairly large student population. Arizona also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arizona rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Arizona is 4.3 years, and it costs about $36,634 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Arizona is about $158,625. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Prescott, Embry Riddle Prescott is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Embry Riddle Prescott has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arizona ranking.

The average student at Embry Riddle Prescott graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $38,027 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 Embry Riddle Prescott is $167,699. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Arizona State University - Skysong earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the city of Scottsdale. In addition to being on our best value list, ASU - Skysong has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arizona ranking.

It takes the average student at ASU - Skysong about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,233. This means that the average student pays around $133,025 to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Skysong. 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 in the Southwest Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 10,120
Oklahoma 1,695
New Mexico 804

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 746
Electrical Engineering 529
Chemical Engineering 262
Computer Engineering 258
Civil Engineering 256

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,721
Computer & Information Sciences 2,349
Natural Resources & Conservation 534
Physical Sciences 495
Architecture & Related Services 438

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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