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 database management degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,982 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

7% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,264 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

4% below average compared to other degrees

$ 27,816 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

14% below average compared to other degrees

What do database management graduates earn?

Database management students make an average of $80,109 per year after graduation. This is 20% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

14% of database management graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 80,109 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 76% of degrees

14%
% of people underpaid in 2019

27% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular database management schools in the US

There are 96 schools in the US that offer a database management degree. The database management schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Boston University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in database management per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
University of Virginia-Main Campus$16,853
George Washington University$53,518
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$9,058
University of Utah$8,884
DePaul University$39,010
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000
Rochester Institute of Technology$40,068

Top US schools for a database management degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Boston University25%$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
University of Virginia-Main Campus27%$16,853
Brandeis University34%$53,537
George Washington University41%$53,518
North Carolina State University at Raleigh51%$9,058
Columbus State University53%$6,134
Lewis University54%$31,250
Florida Polytechnic University55%$4,940

Cheapest US schools for a database management degree

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

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Sacramento City College$1,104
Folsom Lake College$1,104
Santa Ana College$1,142
Santa Monica College$1,142
Ohlone College$1,162
Los Angeles City College$1,220
Mt San Antonio College$1,349
Mt San Jacinto Community College District$1,386

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