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 cognitive science degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 13,636 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

62% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,167 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

100% above average compared to other degrees

$ 50,849 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

57% above average compared to other degrees

What do cognitive science graduates earn?

Cognitive science students make an average of $74,285 per year after graduation. This is 11% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

22% of cognitive science graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 74,285 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 74% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

6% above average compared to other degrees


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