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 cultural studies degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,825 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,024 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,567 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

27% below average compared to other degrees

What do cultural studies graduates earn?

Cultural studies students make an average of $54,284 per year after graduation. This is 19% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 54,284 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 23% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular cultural studies schools in the US

There are 48 schools in the US that offer a cultural studies degree. The cultural studies schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Irvine, Northern Arizona University and University of Connecticut. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in cultural studies per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Irvine$13,738
Northern Arizona University$11,059
University of Connecticut$14,880
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus$19,080
Tufts University$54,318
The University of Tampa$28,426
Southern New Hampshire University$31,136
Western Kentucky University$10,202
Swarthmore College$50,822
Pratt Institute-Main$50,038

Top US schools for a cultural studies degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Swarthmore College11%$50,822
Tufts University15%$54,318
California Institute of the Arts24%$47,446
University of California-Irvine37%$13,738
Brigham Young University-Hawaii37%$5,400
Occidental College42%$52,838
University of Connecticut48%$14,880
The University of Tampa53%$28,426
Moore College of Art and Design54%$39,833
Chatham University55%$36,510

Cheapest US schools for a cultural studies degree

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

School NameTuition
College of Micronesia-FSM$4,750
Brigham Young University-Hawaii$5,400
American Public University System$6,880
Texas A & M University-Kingsville$8,462
Western Kentucky University$10,202
University of Washington-Bothell Campus$10,911
Northern Arizona University$11,059
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of Connecticut$14,880
University of Mary$18,224

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