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 that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for aerospace engineering degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,967 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

31% above average compared to other degrees

$ 29,763 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

48% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,713 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

What do aerospace engineering graduates earn?

Aerospace engineering students make an average of $92,994 per year after graduation. This is 39% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

13% of aerospace engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 92,994 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 93% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

35% below average compared to other degrees


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