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 botany degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,389 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

36% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,307 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

56% above average compared to other degrees

$ 48,770 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

51% above average compared to other degrees

What do botany graduates earn?

Botany students make an average of $55,655 per year after graduation. This is 17% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

29% of botany graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 55,655 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 22% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

42% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular botany schools in the US

There are 82 schools in the US that offer a botany degree. The botany schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Irvine, University of California-Berkeley and University of California-Davis. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in botany per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of California-Riverside$13,917

Top US schools for a botany degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Cornell University13%$52,853
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
University of California-Irvine37%$13,738
Connecticut College38%$52,850
University of Florida42%$6,381
University of California-Davis43%$14,419
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399

Cheapest US schools for a botany degree

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

School NameTuition
Cerritos College$1,346
Snow College$3,692
Howard College$3,970
North Idaho College$4,728
University of Wyoming$5,217
Utah Valley University$5,652
Weber State University$5,712
Western New Mexico University$6,066
University of Florida$6,381
The University of Montana$7,063

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