We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for an actuarial science degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,616 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

26% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,621 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

37% above average compared to other degrees

$ 35,903 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

11% above average compared to other degrees

What do actuarial science graduates earn?

Actuarial science students make an average of $88,000 per year after graduation. This is 32% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 88,000 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 88% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular actuarial science schools in the US

There are 184 schools in the US that offer a actuarial science degree. The actuarial science schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara and New York University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in actuarial science per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
New York University$50,464
Boston University$52,082
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
University of Pennsylvania$53,534
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208

Top US schools for an actuarial science degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering actuarial science degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
University of California-Los Angeles16%$13,261
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
Boston University25%$52,082
New York University28%$50,464
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College29%$7,062
University of California-Santa Barbara33%$14,451
Texas Christian University41%$44,760
CUNY Queens College43%$7,138

Cheapest US schools for an actuarial science degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an actuarial science degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Armstrong State University$5,439
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
Florida State University$5,656
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College$7,062
University of Central Oklahoma$7,100
CUNY Queens College$7,138
Indiana University-South Bend$7,207
Indiana University-Northwest$7,207
Appalachian State University$7,302
Shawnee State University$7,439

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