The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for an administrative assisting degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 5,566 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

34% below average compared to other degrees

$ 13,841 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

31% below average compared to other degrees

$ 7,496 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

77% below average compared to other degrees

What do administrative assisting graduates earn?

Administrative assisting students make an average of $79,706 per year after graduation. This is 19% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

21% of administrative assisting graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 79,706 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 77% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

4% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular administrative assisting schools in the US

There are 52 schools in the US that offer a administrative assisting degree. The administrative assisting schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Ohio University-Main Campus, Ball State University and CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in administrative assisting per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Ohio University-Main Campus$11,896
Ball State University$9,774
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College$7,062
Rochester Institute of Technology$40,068
Western Carolina University$6,897
CUNY New York City College of Technology$6,920
University of Akron Main Campus$10,270
Youngstown State University$8,451
Eastern Kentucky University$9,366
Brigham Young University-Idaho$4,018

Top US schools for an administrative assisting degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College29%$7,062
Plaza College30%$12,450
Western Carolina University39%$6,897
East-West University - Illinois41%$21,450
Washburn Institute of Technology50%$6,912
Tabor College53%$27,220
Clarks Summit University55%$23,890
Rochester Institute of Technology57%$40,068
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary60%$16,766
Fox College61%$15,160

Cheapest US schools for an administrative assisting degree

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

School NameTuition
Tohono O'Odham Community College$932
American River College$1,104
Barstow Community College$1,104
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Sacramento City College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Folsom Lake College$1,104
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan$1,105
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Yuba College$1,124


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