In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an applied mathematics degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,294 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

35% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,217 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

55% above average compared to other degrees

$ 45,015 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

39% above average compared to other degrees

What do applied mathematics graduates earn?

Applied mathematics students make an average of $86,767 per year after graduation. This is 30% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

19% of applied mathematics graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 86,767 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 84% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

5% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular applied mathematics schools in the US

There are 334 schools in the US that offer a applied mathematics degree. The applied mathematics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Berkeley. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in applied mathematics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
Northeastern University$49,497

Top US schools for an applied mathematics degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Princeton University6%$47,140
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
United States Naval Academy8%$null
Brown University8%$53,419
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
United States Air Force Academy12%$null
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170

Cheapest US schools for an applied mathematics degree

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

School NameTuition
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez$2,083
Atlanta Metropolitan State College$3,416
Florida Atlantic University$4,831
University of the Virgin Islands$5,235
Weber State University$5,712
Normandale Community College$5,790
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus$5,820
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German$5,898
Florida Gulf Coast University$6,118
University of Alaska Fairbanks$6,262


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