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 psychology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,698 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

4% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,817 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

1% below average compared to other degrees

$ 38,225 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

What do applied psychology graduates earn?

Applied psychology students make an average of $48,217 per year after graduation. This is 28% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 48,217 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 10% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular applied psychology schools in the US

There are 88 schools in the US that offer a applied psychology degree. The applied psychology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, Boston University and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in applied psychology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
Boston University$52,082
University of Southern California$54,259
Fordham University$50,986
Temple University$16,658
Boston College$53,346
Loyola University Chicago$43,078
Colorado State University-Fort Collins$11,395
Pace University$43,986
Rochester Institute of Technology$40,068

Top US schools for an applied psychology degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
United States Military Academy10%$null
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Boston University25%$52,082
Oak Hills Christian College27%$17,314
New York University28%$50,464
Boston College32%$53,346
Marygrove College41%$22,750
Fordham University46%$50,986
Mayville State University48%$6,456
University of Saint Mary49%$27,720

Cheapest US schools for an applied psychology degree

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

School NameTuition
Itasca Community College$5,325
Armstrong State University$5,439
Clinton Community College$5,782
Mayville State University$6,456
Angelo State University$7,201
Tarleton State University$7,367
Farmingdale State College$8,076
SUNY College of Technology at Canton$8,130
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill$8,139
SUNY Morrisville$8,249


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