Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for international and comparative education degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,930 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,037 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

5% below average compared to other degrees

$ 45,442 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

41% above average compared to other degrees

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Average graduate salary
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% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular international and comparative education schools in the US

There are 24 schools in the US that offer a international and comparative education degree. The international and comparative education schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, Boston University and Indiana University-Bloomington. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in international and comparative education per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
Boston University$52,082
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533
Harvard University$48,949
Duke University$53,500
Vanderbilt University$47,664
George Washington University$53,518
SUNY at Albany$9,490
Loyola University Chicago$43,078
Florida International University$6,556

Top US schools for an international and comparative education degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Duke University10%$53,500
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Boston University25%$52,082
Lehigh University25%$50,740
New York University28%$50,464
American University29%$46,615
Avila University39%$28,020
George Washington University41%$53,518
SUNY at Albany54%$9,490

Cheapest US schools for an international and comparative education degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an international and comparative education degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Florida International University$6,556
Georgia State University$9,112
SUNY at Albany$9,490
Kent State University at Kent$10,012
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533
University of Kentucky$11,942
Avila University$28,020
Anderson University - Indiana$29,710
Niagara University$31,950
Endicott College$32,154

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