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 computer graphics degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,942 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,016 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

34% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,889 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

32% below average compared to other degrees

What do computer graphics graduates earn?

Computer graphics students make an average of $90,867 per year after graduation. This is 36% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 90,867 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 89% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular computer graphics schools in the US

There are 92 schools in the US that offer a computer graphics degree. The computer graphics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Irvine, New York University and Purdue University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in computer graphics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Irvine$13,738
New York University$50,464
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
University of Miami$48,484
California State University-Chico$7,348
University of Utah$8,884
DePaul University$39,010
University of Houston$9,706
Carnegie Mellon University$53,910

Top US schools for a computer graphics degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
New York University28%$50,464
Purdue University Northwest35%$7,582
University of Miami36%$48,484
University of California-Irvine37%$13,738
Marygrove College41%$22,750
Emmanuel College - Georgia43%$19,710
Brigham Young University-Provo52%$5,460
Bennington College57%$51,920
Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Louisiana57%$18,000

Cheapest US schools for a computer graphics degree

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

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Fullerton College$1,138
Cypress College$1,140
Irvine Valley College$1,142
Santa Ana College$1,142
San Diego Mesa College$1,142
Crafton Hills College$1,143
Coastline Community College$1,148
Modesto Junior College$1,162


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