We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for an international relations degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,860 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,896 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

39% above average compared to other degrees

$ 44,619 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

38% above average compared to other degrees

What do international relations graduates earn?

International relations students make an average of $70,629 per year after graduation. This is 6% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

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

$ 70,629 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 69% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

2% above average compared to other degrees


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