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 operations research degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 14,127 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

68% above average compared to other degrees

$ 42,034 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

109% above average compared to other degrees

$ 52,622 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

63% above average compared to other degrees

What do operations research graduates earn?

Operations research students make an average of $98,747 per year after graduation. This is 48% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

16% of operations research graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 98,747 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 95% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

22% below average compared to other degrees


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