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 an occupational therapy degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,195 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

21% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,721 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

$ 33,110 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

2% above average compared to other degrees

What do occupational therapy graduates earn?

Occupational therapy students make an average of $59,618 per year after graduation. This is 11% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 59,618 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 41% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular occupational therapy schools in the US

There are 100 schools in the US that offer a occupational therapy degree. The occupational therapy schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, San Diego State University and Boston University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in occupational therapy per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
University of Southern California$54,259
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
Baylor University$43,790

Top US schools for an occupational therapy degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Tufts University15%$54,318
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Boston University25%$52,082
New York University28%$50,464
Kettering College28%$12,408
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Baylor University39%$43,790

Cheapest US schools for an occupational therapy degree

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

School NameTuition
Coahoma Community College$2,803
Northwest Mississippi Community College$3,000
Amarillo College$3,168
Northeast Mississippi Community College$3,232
East Mississippi Community College$3,240
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College$3,670
Oklahoma City Community College$3,909
Vincennes University$5,737
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University$5,785
Langston University$5,936

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