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 a photography degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,235 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

22% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,427 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

$ 35,641 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

10% above average compared to other degrees

What do photography graduates earn?

Photography students make an average of $61,358 per year after graduation. This is 8% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

31% of photography graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 61,358 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 33% of degrees

31%
% of people underpaid in 2019

51% above average compared to other degrees

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