Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for an international business degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,812 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

5% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,732 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,655 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

What do international business graduates earn?

International business students make an average of $78,769 per year after graduation. This is 18% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

21% of international business graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 78,769 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 78% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

2% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular international business schools in the US

There are 922 schools in the US that offer a international business degree. The international business schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, San Diego State University and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in international business per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Southern California$54,259
Northeastern University$49,497
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
California State University-Fullerton$6,850
Fordham University$50,986
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417

Top US schools for an international business degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Duke University10%$53,500
Tufts University15%$54,318
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

Cheapest US schools for an international business degree

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

School NameTuition
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Fullerton College$1,138
Santa Ana College$1,142
Santa Monica College$1,142
Modesto Junior College$1,162
Ohlone College$1,162
Glendale Community College - California$1,175
Monterey Peninsula College$1,176
Golden West College$1,178
Orange Coast College$1,186


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