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 multimedia arts degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 12,169 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

45% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,061 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

35% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,770 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

20% below average compared to other degrees

What do multimedia arts graduates earn?

Multimedia arts students make an average of $47,015 per year after graduation. This is 30% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 47,015 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 8% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular multimedia arts schools in the US

There are 130 schools in the US that offer a multimedia arts degree. The multimedia arts schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Texas A & M University-College Station and University of Colorado Boulder. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in multimedia arts per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
University of Colorado Boulder$12,086
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000
Carnegie Mellon University$53,910
University of Oregon$11,931
University of Hartford$38,910
University of Maine$10,902
The College of New Jersey$16,149
SUNY College at Oswego$8,191

Top US schools for a multimedia arts degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
California Institute of the Arts24%$47,446
Rhode Island School of Design32%$48,370
Marist College43%$36,780
The College of New Jersey48%$16,149
Providence College52%$48,764
SUNY College at Oswego54%$8,191
Memphis College of Art54%$33,130
Bennington College57%$51,920
Ramapo College of New Jersey57%$14,080

Cheapest US schools for a multimedia arts degree

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

School NameTuition
Santa Fe Community College$2,115
Sinclair Community College$3,674
Navarro College$3,870
Rose State College$4,124
Jefferson Community and Technical College$4,160
Lakeland Community College$4,165
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology$5,250
Weber State University$5,712
Missouri State University-Springfield$7,306
Shawnee State University$7,439


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