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 a physician assistant degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,295 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,489 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

7% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,519 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

What do physician assistant graduates earn?

Physician assistant students make an average of $57,043 per year after graduation. This is 15% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 57,043 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 20% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

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