College of Engineering & Mines

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CEM’s Online Programs & Degrees Top-Ranked in Affordability & Value

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Online degrees present an opportunity for career advancement and increased financial stability, but they can also result in piles of debt. Knowing the return on investment of a specific degree and major before making a decision is key to evading insurmountable debt. To help people make this decision, Optimal (formerly SR Education Group), published their 2020 Best Value Colleges rankings on Guide to Online Schools for 121 programs. The rankings are based on degree-level and program-specific tuition rates and PayScale salary data.

The University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines’ online programs and degrees were featured in multiple categories, including Civil Engineering, Cyber Security, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. CEM has offered distance engineering degrees for over 30 years and are consistently regarded as a top electrical engineering college in the nation for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.


2020 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Civil Engineering Programs


2020 Best Online Cyber Security Degrees & Courses



2020 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering Degrees


2020 Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor’s in Engineering Degrees


2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Engineering Degrees