We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a network systems administration degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,880 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

30% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,048 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

20% above average compared to other degrees

$ 10,147 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

69% below average compared to other degrees

What do network systems administration graduates earn?

Network systems administration students make an average of $73,522 per year after graduation. This is 10% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

15% of network systems administration graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 73,522 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 71% of degrees

15%
% of people underpaid in 2019

26% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular network systems administration schools in the US

There are 120 schools in the US that offer a network systems administration degree. The network systems administration schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Toledo, North Carolina A & T State University and University of Nebraska at Omaha. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in network systems administration per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Toledo$9,547
North Carolina A & T State University$6,526
University of Nebraska at Omaha$7,630
Stevens Institute of Technology$50,554
Central Connecticut State University$10,225
Regis University$35,610
Michigan Technological University$15,074
Saint Ambrose University$30,016
ECPI University$15,051
Champlain College$39,818

Top US schools for a network systems administration degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Herzing University-Kenosha37%$13,850
Stevens Institute of Technology44%$50,554
Kansas Wesleyan University54%$28,980
Regis University60%$35,610
Saint Ambrose University61%$30,016
North Carolina A & T State University62%$6,526
Vermont Technical College63%$14,690
Central Connecticut State University67%$10,225
ECPI University71%$15,051
SUNY Morrisville72%$8,249

Cheapest US schools for a network systems administration degree

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

School NameTuition
MiraCosta College$1,152
Broward College$1,415
Central New Mexico Community College$1,578
Cochise County Community College District$1,968
Tallahassee Community College$2,026
Mohave Community College$2,112
Pima Community College$2,118
Gulf Coast State College$2,370
Palm Beach State College$2,444
Valencia College$2,474

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