The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for an orthotics and prosthetics degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 3,352 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

60% below average compared to other degrees

$ 11,607 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

42% below average compared to other degrees

$ 21,750 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

33% below average compared to other degrees

What do orthotics and prosthetics graduates earn?

Orthotics and prosthetics students make an average of $60,046 per year after graduation. This is 10% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 60,046 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 37% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular orthotics and prosthetics schools in the US

There are 8 schools in the US that offer a orthotics and prosthetics degree. The orthotics and prosthetics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Northwestern University and Stony Brook University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in orthotics and prosthetics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Northwestern University$52,678
Stony Brook University$9,257
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,418
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus$19,080
Eastern Michigan University$12,019
University of Hartford$38,910
Alabama State University$11,068
Concordia University-Saint Paul$21,750

Top US schools for an orthotics and prosthetics degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus23%$12,418
Stony Brook University42%$9,257
Eastern Michigan University45%$12,019
University of Washington-Seattle Campus46%$10,974
Concordia University-Saint Paul55%$21,750
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus60%$19,080
University of Hartford81%$38,910
Alabama State University98%$11,068

Cheapest US schools for an orthotics and prosthetics degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an orthotics and prosthetics degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
St Petersburg College$3,352
Spokane Falls Community College$3,460
Oklahoma City Community College$3,909
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology$5,250
Century College - Minnesota$5,417
NHTI-Concord's Community College$7,424
Stony Brook University$9,257
Baker College$9,360
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Alabama State University$11,068


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