Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for advertising degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,598 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

26% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,386 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

36% above average compared to other degrees

$ 34,856 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

What do advertising graduates earn?

Advertising students make an average of $64,946 per year after graduation. This is 3% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 64,946 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 54% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular advertising schools in the US

There are 206 schools in the US that offer a advertising degree. The advertising schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Boston University, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and The University of Texas at Austin. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in advertising per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Boston University$52,082
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
The University of Alabama$10,780
University of Central Florida$6,368
Northern Arizona University$11,059
Michigan State University$14,460
Temple University$16,658
Syracuse University$46,755

Top US schools for an advertising degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Boston University25%$52,082
Texas Wesleyan University34%$27,800
University of Miami36%$48,484
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
Pepperdine University40%$51,992
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon41%$6,000
Texas Christian University41%$44,760
University of Florida42%$6,381
Emerson College46%$44,832
Wesleyan College47%$22,370

Cheapest US schools for an advertising degree

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

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
Sacramento City College$1,104
Fullerton College$1,138
Santa Ana College$1,142
Santa Monica College$1,142
Santiago Canyon College$1,142
Los Angeles City College$1,220
Palomar College$1,338
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana$2,088
El Paso Community College$2,746


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