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 clinical laboratory science degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,669 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,711 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

13% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,222 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

25% below average compared to other degrees

What do clinical laboratory science graduates earn?

Clinical laboratory science students make an average of $61,928 per year after graduation. This is 7% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 61,928 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 36% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular clinical laboratory science schools in the US

There are 602 schools in the US that offer a clinical laboratory science degree. The clinical laboratory science schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Davis, The University of Texas at Austin and Purdue University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in clinical laboratory science per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
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
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
University of Central Florida$6,368
California State University-Los Angeles$6,639
Baylor University$43,790

Top US schools for a clinical laboratory science degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee FlexN/A$6,750
Carolinas College of Health Sciences24%$14,616
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
St Luke's College27%$20,440
Louisiana State University-Alexandria31%$6,669
Purdue University Northwest35%$7,582
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
Western Carolina University39%$6,897
Baylor University39%$43,790
Jefferson College of Health Sciences39%$25,850

Cheapest US schools for a clinical laboratory science degree

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

School NameTuition
Santa Fe College$2,563
Itawamba Community College$2,840
Northwest Mississippi Community College$3,000
East Mississippi Community College$3,240
College of Southern Nevada$3,285
Barton County Community College$3,456
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College$3,670
Dixie State University$5,080
University of Wyoming$5,217
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce$5,370

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