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 commercial art degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,762 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,322 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

4% below average compared to other degrees

$ 32,563 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

1% above average compared to other degrees

What do commercial art graduates earn?

Commercial art students make an average of $55,652 per year after graduation. This is 17% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 55,652 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 27% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular commercial art schools in the US

There are 228 schools in the US that offer a commercial art degree. The commercial art schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, Temple University and Syracuse University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in commercial art per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
Temple University$16,658
Syracuse University$46,755
Miami University-Oxford$14,958
University at Buffalo$9,828
Ball State University$9,774
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000
Pace University$43,986
Rochester Institute of Technology$40,068
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville$12,970

Top US schools for a commercial art degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
New York University28%$50,464
University of Maryland Eastern Shore39%$8,042
Brescia University42%$21,550
Fort Valley State University44%$6,658
Syracuse University47%$46,755
Fashion Institute of Technology47%$5,483
Oakwood University47%$16,720
The College of New Jersey48%$16,149
College for Creative Studies49%$42,460
Advertising Art Educational Services DBA School of Advertising Art49%$27,194

Cheapest US schools for a commercial art degree

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

School NameTuition
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan$1,105
Yuba College$1,124
Fullerton College$1,138
Cypress College$1,140
Solano Community College$1,140
Santiago Canyon College$1,142
Chaffey College$1,170
Glendale Community College - California$1,175
Orange Coast College$1,186
Long Beach City College$1,188


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