The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a business degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,650 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,769 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

$ 29,910 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

3% below average compared to other degrees

What do business graduates earn?

Business students make an average of $86,928 per year after graduation. This is 30% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 86,928 per year
Average graduate salary in 2024

Top 85% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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