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 a gerontology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,916 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

6% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,333 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

6% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,979 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

29% below average compared to other degrees

What do gerontology graduates earn?

Gerontology students make an average of $49,793 per year after graduation. This is 25% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 49,793 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 16% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular gerontology schools in the US

There are 198 schools in the US that offer a gerontology degree. The gerontology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are California State University-Long Beach, San Diego State University and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in gerontology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Southern California$54,259
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
California State University-Fullerton$6,850
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
California State University-Los Angeles$6,639
Tulane University of Louisiana$52,960
San Francisco State University$7,254

Top US schools for a gerontology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering gerontology 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
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Tulane University of Louisiana21%$52,960
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
Case Western Reserve University33%$47,500
Methodist College35%$20,750
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Barton College39%$29,998
Binghamton University40%$9,523

Cheapest US schools for a gerontology degree

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

School NameTuition
Yavapai College$2,280
Aims Community College$2,756
Stark State College$3,686
Portland Community College$4,088
Naugatuck Valley Community College$4,316
Gateway Community College - New Haven$4,316
Norwalk Community College$4,336
Asnuntuck Community College$4,356
Capital Community College$4,356
Mid-State Technical College$4,371


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