In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an occupational therapy assisting degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 16,350 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

95% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,280 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,932 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

20% below average compared to other degrees

What do occupational therapy assisting graduates earn?

Occupational therapy assisting students make an average of $62,136 per year after graduation. This is 7% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 62,136 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 26% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular occupational therapy assisting schools in the US

There are 6 schools in the US that offer a occupational therapy assisting degree. The occupational therapy assisting schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Mercy College and Arkansas State University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in occupational therapy assisting per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Mercy College$18,714
Arkansas State University-Main Campus$8,478
Arkansas Tech University$7,104
Middle Georgia State University$3,924
University of Southern Indiana$7,970
University of the Incarnate Word$29,990
University of Louisiana at Monroe$8,470
Shawnee State University$7,439
University of Charleston$30,400

Top US schools for an occupational therapy assisting degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Eastwick College-Ramsey37%$16,252
Jefferson College of Health Sciences39%$25,850
Maria College of Albany44%$14,610
Rutgers University-New Brunswick58%$14,638
Stanbridge University58%$null
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce59%$5,872
Fox College61%$15,160
Newman University64%$29,200
University of Charleston64%$30,400
Arkansas State University-Main Campus66%$8,478

Cheapest US schools for an occupational therapy assisting degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an occupational therapy assisting degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Sacramento City College$1,104
Santa Ana College$1,142
Monterey Peninsula College$1,176
San Juan College$1,474
Pitt Community College$1,930
Durham Technical Community College$1,958
Southwestern Community College - North Carolina$2,213
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus$2,424
Cape Fear Community College$2,748
Georgia Northwestern Technical College$2,774


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