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 biotechnology degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,723 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,756 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 20,862 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

35% below average compared to other degrees

What do biotechnology graduates earn?

Biotechnology students make an average of $71,896 per year after graduation. This is 8% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

8% of biotechnology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 71,896 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 70% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

59% below average compared to other degrees

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