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 event planning degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 7,907 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

6% below average compared to other degrees

$ 23,016 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,272 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

What do event planning graduates earn?

Event planning students make an average of $53,373 per year after graduation. This is 20% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 53,373 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 19% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular event planning schools in the US

There are 24 schools in the US that offer a event planning degree. The event planning schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Central Florida and Temple University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in event planning per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411
University of Central Florida$6,368
Temple University$16,658
University of Iowa$8,965
George Washington University$53,518
Iowa State University$8,636
Central Michigan University$12,510
Metropolitan State University of Denver$7,352
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis$9,334
Livingstone College$17,763

Top US schools for an event planning degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
College of the Ozarks13%$19,130
Livingstone College37%$17,763
George Washington University41%$53,518
Cleary University48%$19,700
University of Central Florida50%$6,368
Stephens College53%$30,344
Temple University57%$16,658
University of Massachusetts-Amherst58%$15,411
Metropolitan State University of Denver64%$7,352
Central Michigan University68%$12,510

Cheapest US schools for an event planning degree

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

School NameTuition
Albany Technical College$2,712
Georgia Northwestern Technical College$2,774
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College$2,794
Athens Technical College$2,794
Atlanta Technical College$2,816
Gwinnett Technical College$2,868
Ogeechee Technical College$2,872
Lanier Technical College$3,282
Sinclair Community College$3,674
Shoreline Community College$3,802


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