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 a behavioral science degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,743 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

4% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,834 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

1% below average compared to other degrees

$ 11,944 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

63% below average compared to other degrees

What do behavioral science graduates earn?

Behavioral science students make an average of $50,622 per year after graduation. This is 24% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 50,622 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 18% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular behavioral science schools in the US

There are 172 schools in the US that offer a behavioral science degree. The behavioral science schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Harvard University and Columbia University in the City of New York. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in behavioral science per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Harvard University$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
Northern Arizona University$11,059
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona$7,339
San Francisco State University$7,254
San Jose State University$7,721
Washington University in St Louis$51,533
Johns Hopkins University$52,170
University of California-Merced$13,598

Top US schools for a behavioral science degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
United States Air Force Academy12%$null
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
Purdue University Northwest35%$7,582
East-West University - Illinois41%$21,450
University of Holy Cross46%$13,220
University of Washington-Seattle Campus46%$10,974

Cheapest US schools for a behavioral science degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a behavioral science degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Clovis Community College - Clovis$1,536
Glendale Community College - Arizona$2,094
South Mountain Community College$2,094
Mohave Community College$2,112
Santa Fe Community College$2,115
Hill College$2,295
San Jacinto Community College$2,580
Crowder College$3,840
Temple College$4,056
Naugatuck Valley Community College$4,316

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