In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an international studies degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,934 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

30% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,434 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

56% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,065 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

What do international studies graduates earn?

International studies students make an average of $56,271 per year after graduation. This is 16% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

24% of international studies graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 56,271 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 25% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

17% above average compared to other degrees


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