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 landscape architecture degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,087 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

32% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,998 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

44% above average compared to other degrees

$ 42,774 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

32% above average compared to other degrees

What do landscape architecture graduates earn?

Landscape architecture students make an average of $75,548 per year after graduation. This is 13% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 75,548 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 74% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular landscape architecture schools in the US

There are 114 schools in the US that offer a landscape architecture degree. The landscape architecture schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in landscape architecture per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
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
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592

Top US schools for a landscape architecture degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Cornell University13%$52,853
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
University of Virginia-Main Campus27%$16,853
Northeastern University27%$49,497

Cheapest US schools for a landscape architecture degree

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

School NameTuition
San Diego Mesa College$1,142
MiraCosta College$1,152
West Valley College$1,183
Wake Technical Community College$2,768
Chesapeake College$5,480
University of Florida$6,381
North Carolina A & T State University$6,526
Florida International University$6,556
CUNY City College$6,940
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona$7,339

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