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 classical studies degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 13,772 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

64% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,550 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

102% above average compared to other degrees

$ 47,983 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

48% above average compared to other degrees

What do classical studies graduates earn?

Classical studies students make an average of $70,004 per year after graduation. This is 5% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 70,004 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 60% of degrees

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% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular classical studies schools in the US

There are 58 schools in the US that offer a classical studies degree. The classical studies schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine and University of California-Berkeley. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in classical studies per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
Harvard University$48,949
Syracuse University$46,755
Brown University$53,419
University of Georgia$11,818

Top US schools for a classical studies degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Brown University8%$53,419
Dartmouth College10%$53,368
Swarthmore College11%$50,822
Bowdoin College14%$51,848
Tufts University15%$54,318
Rice University16%$45,608
University of California-Los Angeles16%$13,261
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
Emory University22%$49,392

Cheapest US schools for a classical studies degree

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

School NameTuition
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
University of Georgia$11,818
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of Illinois at Chicago$13,704
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
La Sierra University$32,130
Calvin College$33,100

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