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 ethnic studies degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,659 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

39% above average compared to other degrees

$ 34,107 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

70% above average compared to other degrees

$ 49,651 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

54% above average compared to other degrees

What do ethnic studies graduates earn?

Ethnic studies students make an average of $60,228 per year after graduation. This is 10% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 60,228 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 34% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular ethnic studies schools in the US

There are 62 schools in the US that offer a ethnic studies degree. The ethnic studies schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Berkeley, New York University and University of California-Santa Cruz. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in ethnic studies per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
New York University$50,464
University of California-Santa Cruz$14,020
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
Northern Arizona University$11,059
University of Colorado Boulder$12,086
Brown University$53,419
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230
University of Oregon$11,931

Top US schools for an ethnic studies degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Brown University8%$53,419
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
New York University28%$50,464
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
St Olaf College43%$46,000
University of San Diego50%$47,708
University of California-Santa Cruz51%$14,020
Santa Clara University54%$49,858
Metropolitan State University56%$7,859

Cheapest US schools for an ethnic studies degree

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

School NameTuition
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Sacramento City College$1,104
Fullerton College$1,138
Cypress College$1,140
Compton College$1,142
El Camino Community College District$1,142
Santa Ana College$1,142
San Diego City College$1,142
San Diego Mesa College$1,142
Santa Monica College$1,142

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