The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a labor relations degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 12,754 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

52% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,148 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

35% above average compared to other degrees

$ 49,680 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

54% above average compared to other degrees

What do labor relations graduates earn?

Labor relations students make an average of $66,841 per year after graduation. This is 0% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 66,841 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 41% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular labor relations schools in the US

There are 40 schools in the US that offer a labor relations degree. The labor relations schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and Cornell University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in labor relations per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Cornell University$52,853
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Northwestern University$52,678
Michigan State University$14,460
San Francisco State University$7,254

Top US schools for a labor relations degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Cornell University13%$52,853
New York University28%$50,464
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College29%$7,062
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities50%$14,417
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus50%$18,436
Providence College52%$48,764
University of Bridgeport54%$32,250
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro56%$8,517
University of Massachusetts-Amherst58%$15,411

Cheapest US schools for a labor relations degree

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

School NameTuition
San Diego City College$1,142
Los Angeles Trade Technical College$1,220
Laney College$1,230
San Jose City College$1,356
City College of San Francisco$1,598
Onondaga Community College$5,154
Hudson Valley Community College$5,632
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German$5,898
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College$7,062
SUNY Empire State College$7,185


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