Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for directing degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,116 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

32% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,291 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

41% above average compared to other degrees

$ 39,331 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

22% above average compared to other degrees

What do directing graduates earn?

Directing students make an average of $48,009 per year after graduation. This is 28% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 48,009 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 8% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular directing schools in the US

There are 72 schools in the US that offer a directing degree. The directing schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-San Diego, Boston University and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in directing per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-San Diego$14,018
Boston University$52,082
University of Southern California$54,259
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Northwestern University$52,678
Baylor University$43,790
Temple University$16,658
Binghamton University$9,523
Yale University$51,400
Brown University$53,419

Top US schools for a directing degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Yale University7%$51,400
Brown University8%$53,419
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
California Institute of the Arts24%$47,446
Boston University25%$52,082
University of California-San Diego34%$14,018
Baylor University39%$43,790

Cheapest US schools for a directing degree

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

School NameTuition
University of Iowa$8,965
Luzerne County Community College$9,300
Binghamton University$9,523
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Ohio University-Main Campus$11,896
Castleton University$11,970
Eastern Michigan University$12,019
Keene State College$13,868
University of California-San Diego$14,018
Gallaudet University$16,558


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