In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an environmental design degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,856 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

$ 29,975 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

49% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,130 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

What do environmental design graduates earn?

Environmental design students make an average of $79,009 per year after graduation. This is 18% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 79,009 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 79% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular environmental design schools in the US

There are 76 schools in the US that offer a environmental design degree. The environmental design schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Irvine, University of California-Berkeley and University of California-Davis. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in environmental design per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
University of Southern California$54,259
Northeastern University$49,497
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Cornell University$52,853
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411

Top US schools for an environmental design degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Yale University7%$51,400
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Cornell University13%$52,853
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus23%$12,418
Northeastern University27%$49,497
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
University of California-Irvine37%$13,738

Cheapest US schools for an environmental design degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an environmental design degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Central New Mexico Community College$1,578
Lee College$2,488
Portland Community College$4,088
Florida Atlantic University$4,831
University of South Florida-Main Campus$6,410
Montana State University$7,079
NHTI-Concord's Community College$7,424
University of New Mexico-Main Campus$7,448
University of Idaho$7,488
Utah State University$7,870


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