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 neuroscience degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 12,658 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

51% above average compared to other degrees

$ 33,103 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

65% above average compared to other degrees

$ 47,671 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

What do neuroscience graduates earn?

Neuroscience students make an average of $48,743 per year after graduation. This is 27% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 48,743 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 15% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular neuroscience schools in the US

There are 376 schools in the US that offer a neuroscience degree. The neuroscience schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Irvine. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in neuroscience per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259

Top US schools for a neuroscience degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Princeton University6%$47,140
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology7%$49,892
California Institute of Technology8%$49,908
Pomona College8%$51,075
Brown University8%$53,419
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Northwestern University9%$52,678

Cheapest US schools for a neuroscience degree

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

School NameTuition
University of Wyoming$5,217
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
Florida State University$5,656
The University of Montana$7,063
Montana State University$7,079
College of Staten Island CUNY$7,090
CUNY Queens College$7,138
Indiana University-Southeast$7,207
University of Idaho$7,488
University of Nevada-Reno$7,599


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