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 genetics degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,478 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

37% above average compared to other degrees

$ 32,585 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

62% above average compared to other degrees

$ 44,690 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

38% above average compared to other degrees

What do genetics graduates earn?

Genetics students make an average of $70,244 per year after graduation. This is 5% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 70,244 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 61% of degrees

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% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular genetics schools in the US

There are 26 schools in the US that offer a genetics degree. The genetics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Irvine, University of California-Davis and Boston University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in genetics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Davis$14,419
Boston University$52,082
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
Harvard University$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
Michigan State University$14,460

Top US schools for a genetics degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
California Institute of Technology8%$49,908
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Dartmouth College10%$53,368
Tufts University15%$54,318
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Boston University25%$52,082
Case Western Reserve University33%$47,500

Cheapest US schools for a genetics degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a genetics degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
University of Florida$6,381
New Mexico State University-Main Campus$6,461
West Virginia University$8,376
Iowa State University$8,636
University of Utah$8,884
University of Iowa$8,965
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$9,058
University of Missouri-Columbia$9,787
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992

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