From Bob Dylan's London exhibit "The Beaten Path" | Courtesy of the artist Publishes 2017 Ranking of the 20 Most Affordable Bachelors in Engineering Degrees

EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 20 Most Affordable Bachelors in Engineering Degrees for 2017.

The United States’ transition to a knowledge-based economy, and its increased emphasis on the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) means lots of opportunities for engineers. But many engineering programs are highly impacted.

Online engineering programs, therefore, offer a valuable path to students interested in the field.

“The days when an online degree meant dubious respectability are well in the past, and an online degree can provide a path to a high quality, affordable education that will be taken seriously by employers,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “Nevertheless, because it is difficult to over-emphasize the importance of proper accreditation, we have made sure that all the schools on this list have regional accreditation, and many programs have further accreditation from some of the main STEM Accreditation bodies.”

The College Choice ranking is based on out-of-state per-credit tuition. Schools may charge additional fees not taken into consideration in this ranking. There may also be face-to-face or lab requirements that necessitate travel.

The ranking for the 20 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Engineering for 2017 finds the American Public University System in the top spot. Kennesaw State University is in second, and University of Southern Mississippi rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  1. American Public University
  2. Bemidji State University
  3. Brigham Young University – Idaho
  4. Daytona State College
  5. Eastern Kentucky University
  6. Eastern New Mexico University
  7. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  8. Excelsior College
  9. Indiana State University
  10. Kennesaw State University
  11. Morgan State University
  12. National University
  13. Old Dominion University
  14. Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
  15. Thomas Edison State University
  16. Trine University
  17. University of Alabama
  18. University of Massachusetts Lowell
  19. University of Southern Mississippi
  20. Western Carolina University


College Choice is an online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


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