The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a history degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,017 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,841 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

24% above average compared to other degrees

$ 39,696 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

What do history graduates earn?

History students make an average of $71,067 per year after graduation. This is 6% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

22% of history graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 71,067 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 58% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

6% above average compared to other degrees


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