The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for an epidemiology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,239 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

10% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,314 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

26% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,079 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

What do epidemiology graduates earn?

Epidemiology students make an average of $57,445 per year after graduation. This is 14% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

17% of epidemiology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 57,445 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 20% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

17% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular epidemiology schools in the US

There are 32 schools in the US that offer a epidemiology degree. The epidemiology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Irvine. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in epidemiology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Stanford University$49,617

Top US schools for an epidemiology degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
Brown University8%$53,419
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Tufts University15%$54,318
University of Southern California16%$54,259

Cheapest US schools for an epidemiology degree

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

School NameTuition
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
University of Florida$6,381
University of Alabama at Birmingham$8,328
East Tennessee State University$8,679
University of Iowa$8,965
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus$9,107
University of Memphis$9,317
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis$9,334
SUNY at Albany$9,490


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