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 a physiology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,932 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

42% above average compared to other degrees

$ 34,269 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

71% above average compared to other degrees

$ 17,530 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

46% below average compared to other degrees

What do physiology graduates earn?

Physiology students make an average of $64,208 per year after graduation. This is 4% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

27% of physiology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 64,208 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 44% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

32% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular physiology schools in the US

There are 36 schools in the US that offer a physiology degree. The physiology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine and University of California-Santa Barbara. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in physiology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417

Top US schools for a physiology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering physiology 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
Yale University7%$51,400
Dartmouth College10%$53,368
Georgetown University16%$52,300
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of California-Los Angeles16%$13,261
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Boston University25%$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
University of Virginia-Main Campus27%$16,853

Cheapest US schools for a physiology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a physiology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Crafton Hills College$1,143
University of Wyoming$5,217
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
East Carolina University$7,143
University of Mississippi$8,300
Augusta University$8,604
Wright State University-Main Campus$8,730
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus$8,738
University of Utah$8,884
University of Iowa$8,965


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