Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for an astrophysics degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 13,087 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

56% above average compared to other degrees

$ 35,753 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

78% above average compared to other degrees

$ 51,123 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

58% above average compared to other degrees

What do astrophysics graduates earn?

Astrophysics students make an average of $90,203 per year after graduation. This is 35% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

23% of astrophysics graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 90,203 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 84% of degrees

23%
% of people underpaid in 2019

13% above average compared to other degrees

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