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 design and applied arts degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,692 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

14% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,965 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

12% above average compared to other degrees

$ 32,927 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

1% above average compared to other degrees

What do design and applied arts graduates earn?

Design and applied arts students make an average of $55,725 per year after graduation. This is 17% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 55,725 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 22% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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