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 an industrial design degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,652 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

$ 26,145 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

30% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,714 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

26% above average compared to other degrees

What do industrial design graduates earn?

Industrial design students make an average of $54,478 per year after graduation. This is 18% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 54,478 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 24% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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