In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a clinical psychology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 13,874 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

65% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,792 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

103% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,969 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

What do clinical psychology graduates earn?

Clinical psychology students make an average of $46,711 per year after graduation. This is 30% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

21% of clinical psychology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 46,711 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 11% of degrees

21%
% of people underpaid in 2019

4% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular clinical psychology schools in the US

There are 36 schools in the US that offer a clinical psychology degree. The clinical psychology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-San Diego, New York University and San Diego State University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in clinical psychology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-San Diego$14,018
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Fordham University$50,986
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Harvard University$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
University of Central Florida$6,368

Top US schools for a clinical psychology degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Tufts University15%$54,318
Boston University25%$52,082
University of Virginia-Main Campus27%$16,853
New York University28%$50,464
American University29%$46,615
University of California-San Diego34%$14,018
University of Rochester34%$52,020

Cheapest US schools for a clinical psychology degree

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

School NameTuition
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo$5,268
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce$5,370
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
University of Guam$5,578
University of the District of Columbia$5,756
Emporia State University$6,345
Georgia Southern University$6,356
University of Central Florida$6,368
Alpena Community College$6,630
University of Alaska Anchorage$6,690

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