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 anthropology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,076 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

30% above average compared to other degrees

$ 32,781 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

59% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,665 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

What do anthropology graduates earn?

Anthropology students make an average of $52,699 per year after graduation. This is 21% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 52,699 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 16% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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