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 african american studies degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,489 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,653 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

38% above average compared to other degrees

$ 48,239 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

49% above average compared to other degrees

What do african american studies graduates earn?

African american studies students make an average of $64,034 per year after graduation. This is 4% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 64,034 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 31% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular african american studies schools in the US

There are 378 schools in the US that offer a african american studies degree. The african american studies schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine and University of California-Berkeley. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in african american studies per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826

Top US schools for an african american studies degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Harvard University5%$48,949
Princeton University6%$47,140
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
Pomona College8%$51,075
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Dartmouth College10%$53,368
Swarthmore College11%$50,822

Cheapest US schools for an african american studies degree

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

School NameTuition
Mesa Community College$2,094
Sinclair Community College$3,674
Monroe Community College$5,139
University of Wyoming$5,217
Nassau Community College$5,632
Florida State University$5,656
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University$5,785
Winston-Salem State University$5,941
University of Florida$6,381
University of South Florida-Main Campus$6,410


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