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 art history degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,416 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

36% above average compared to other degrees

$ 29,810 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

48% above average compared to other degrees

$ 46,595 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

44% above average compared to other degrees

What do art history graduates earn?

Art history students make an average of $61,144 per year after graduation. This is 8% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

28% of art history graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 61,144 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 32% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

39% above average compared to other degrees


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