We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for an archaeology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,619 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,732 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 45,328 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

40% above average compared to other degrees

What do archaeology graduates earn?

Archaeology students make an average of $56,920 per year after graduation. This is 15% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

25% of archaeology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 56,920 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 38% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

22% above average compared to other degrees

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