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 a kinesiology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,904 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,633 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 30,999 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

4% below average compared to other degrees

What do kinesiology graduates earn?

Kinesiology students make an average of $47,266 per year after graduation. This is 29% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 47,266 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 13% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular kinesiology schools in the US

There are 998 schools in the US that offer a kinesiology degree. The kinesiology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are San Diego State University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in kinesiology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Northeastern University$49,497
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533

Top US schools for a kinesiology degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
United States Military Academy10%$null
Rice University16%$45,608
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Alice Lloyd College26%$11,550
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
University of Virginia-Main Campus27%$16,853
Northeastern University27%$49,497
Wake Forest University28%$51,400

Cheapest US schools for a kinesiology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a kinesiology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
Sacramento City College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Folsom Lake College$1,104
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Yuba College$1,124
Chabot College$1,138
Fullerton College$1,138
Cypress College$1,140
Solano Community College$1,140


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