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 human resources management degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,008 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,898 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

14% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,296 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

40% below average compared to other degrees

What do human resources management graduates earn?

Human resources management students make an average of $66,031 per year after graduation. This is 1% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

14% of human resources management graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 66,031 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 46% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

28% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular human resources management schools in the US

There are 764 schools in the US that offer a human resources management degree. The human resources management schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, San Diego State University and Boston University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in human resources management per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Southern California$54,259
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
Fordham University$50,986
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417

Top US schools for a human resources management degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Cornell University13%$52,853
Georgetown University16%$52,300
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
Tulane University of Louisiana21%$52,960
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Boston University25%$52,082

Cheapest US schools for a human resources management degree

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

School NameTuition
Central New Mexico Community College$1,578
Pitt Community College$1,930
Alamance Community College$2,036
University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla$2,082
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez$2,083
Phoenix College$2,094
Pima Community College$2,118
Guilford Technical Community College$2,167
Randolph Community College$2,373
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus$2,424


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