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 a bioinformatics degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,642 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

39% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,516 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

42% above average compared to other degrees

$ 32,732 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

1% above average compared to other degrees

What do bioinformatics graduates earn?

Bioinformatics students make an average of $95,949 per year after graduation. This is 44% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 95,949 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 91% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular bioinformatics schools in the US

There are 114 schools in the US that offer a bioinformatics degree. The bioinformatics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Irvine. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in bioinformatics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
University of California-Santa Cruz$14,020
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417

Top US schools for a bioinformatics degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering bioinformatics 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
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
University of California-Los Angeles16%$13,261

Cheapest US schools for a bioinformatics degree

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

School NameTuition
Madison Area Technical College$4,341
Mid-State Technical College$4,371
Dixie State University$5,080
Massachusetts Bay Community College$5,088
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon$5,898
University of South Florida-Main Campus$6,410
Mississippi Valley State University$6,422
New Mexico State University-Main Campus$6,461
University of North Carolina at Charlotte$6,832


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