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 health communications degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,044 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,661 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

2% below average compared to other degrees

$ 39,629 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

What do health communications graduates earn?

Health communications students make an average of $66,405 per year after graduation. This is 1% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 66,405 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 41% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular health communications schools in the US

There are 46 schools in the US that offer a health communications degree. The health communications schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are San Diego State University, Boston University and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in health communications per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Northwestern University$52,678
Michigan State University$14,460
Stony Brook University$9,257
George Washington University$53,518
Ohio University-Main Campus$11,896
Clemson University$15,116

Top US schools for a health communications degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Tufts University15%$54,318
Boston University25%$52,082
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Mississippi College39%$17,392
George Washington University41%$53,518
Stony Brook University42%$9,257
Emerson College46%$44,832
Clemson University47%$15,116
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities50%$14,417

Cheapest US schools for a health communications degree

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

School NameTuition
Southeast Missouri State University$7,185
San Diego State University$7,460
South Dakota State University$8,441
Arkansas State University-Main Campus$8,478
North Dakota State University-Main Campus$8,666
University of Utah$8,884
Stony Brook University$9,257
Winona State University$9,379
University of Houston$9,706
Fitchburg State University$10,155


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