We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a food science degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,297 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

35% above average compared to other degrees

$ 29,673 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

48% above average compared to other degrees

$ 29,342 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

9% below average compared to other degrees

What do food science graduates earn?

Food science students make an average of $80,555 per year after graduation. This is 21% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

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

$ 80,555 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 82% of degrees

17%
% of people underpaid in 2019

16% below average compared to other degrees

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