Tuition Fees in US Schools

Tuition Fees in US Schools

Tuition fees at US schools at Undergraduate and Graduate levels can be prohibitively expensive. Apart from choosing universities based on their curriculum, research and job opportunities, one must consider the tuition cost of these universities. Then based on the return on investment value, one should decide whether or not you wish to apply there.

Tuition fees feature as the most significant cost factor to a student. Other costs that have to be accounted for are accomodation, food, books, travel, clothing and other amenities. US schools basically charge tuition fees on two basic parameters. Students are charged on a per credit basis for a course, or are charged on a per semester basis. Different schools have different criteria and the best place to clarify this is at the University Department of the specific course program.  A four year undergraduate program can cost an Indian student approximately Rs.1.2 crore to Rs.1.76 crore, while a two year Master’s degree program can cost anything ranging from Rs. 20 lakhs to Rs. 81 lakhs approximately. 

Students can reduce their costs greatly if they obtain an Indian or an American scholarship. A Training assistantship or a Research Assistantship program can also reduce overall education costs to a great extent. Additionally, many US schools have student plans, where part of the tuitions fees can be waived off upon the fulfillment of certain benchmarks. This is most often determined by the student’s academic performance in the first semester. Certain schools offer students limited employment opportunities and Co-Op programs, which can significantly bring down costs. Tuition Fees in US Schools

Today, taking loans to assist yourself while you’re studying abroad is a handy way of pursuing the American dream, but sometimes due to lack of research, we end up choosing an expensive university instead of the one with similar opportunities and a lower investment.

Hence here is a list of the average tuition fees (Engineering- MS) for the top colleges in the USA to help you decide which University  is the best fit for you in terms of studying the program of your choice   at a comparatively lower cost.

UNIVERSITY Tuition (Full time) in dollars per year
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 48140
2 Stanford University 50424
3 Georgia Institute of Technology 27872
4 University of California Berkeley 26322
5 California Institute of Technology 45846
6 Carnegie Mellon University 43000
7 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor  45974
8 Purdue University—​West Lafayette  29134
9 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign  32628
10 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell)  18030
11 Texas A&M University—​College Station  681 per credit
12 University of Southern California (Viterbi)  29520
13 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)  44592
14 Cornell University  29500
15 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs)  26322
16 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli)  27786
17 Princeton University  45320
18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison  25269
19 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)  50410
20 Northwestern University (McCormick)  50424
21 University of California—​Santa Barbara 27396
22 University of Pennsylvania  32286
23 Harvard University  43296
24 University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark)  28080
25 North Carolina State University  22610
26 University of Washington  30153
27 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 25120
28 Virginia Tech  27644
29 Duke University (Pratt)  52925
30 Rice University (Brown)  43220
31 Ohio State University  32376
32 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park  35650
33 University of Colorado—​Boulder  31248
34 Boston University 49176
35 University of California—​Davis  28339
36 Vanderbilt University  1854 per credit
37 University of California—​Irvine (Samueli)  30243
38 Northeastern University  1471 per credit
39 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  49520
40 University of Virginia  25578
41 Arizona State University (Fulton)  28186
42 University of Florida  30130
43 University of Pittsburgh (Swanson)  41222
44 Iowa State University  23024
45 New York University (Tandon)  1646 per credit
46 University of Rochester  1538 per credit
47 University of Delaware  1720 per credit

Source- US NEWS