Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a marine science degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 7,734 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

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$ 18,899 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

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Average private tuition

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What do marine science graduates earn?

Marine science students make an average of $104,960 per year after graduation. This is 57% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

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Average graduate salary in 2017

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Tuition costs for popular marine science schools in the US

There are 16 schools in the US that offer a marine science degree. The marine science schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Texas A & M University-College Station, University of Delaware and United States Merchant Marine Academy. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in marine science per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
University of Delaware$13,160
United States Merchant Marine Academy$1,020
SUNY Maritime College$8,074
California State University Maritime Academy$7,056
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$8,398
Maine Maritime Academy$13,278

Top US schools for a marine science degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
United States Merchant Marine Academy22%$1,020
University of Delaware63%$13,160
California State University Maritime Academy66%$7,056
SUNY Maritime College69%$8,074
Texas A & M University-College Station71%$11,234
Maine Maritime Academy80%$13,278
Massachusetts Maritime Academy83%$8,398

Cheapest US schools for a marine science degree

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

School NameTuition
United States Merchant Marine Academy$1,020
San Jacinto Community College$2,580
South Central Louisiana Technical College$2,946
Seattle Central College$3,795
Fletcher Technical Community College$3,966
Clatsop Community College$4,014
Alpena Community College$6,630
California State University Maritime Academy$7,056
Northwestern Michigan College$7,463
SUNY Maritime College$8,074

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