Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a plant sciences degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,814 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

$ 26,812 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

33% above average compared to other degrees

$ 46,188 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

43% above average compared to other degrees

What do plant sciences graduates earn?

Plant sciences students make an average of $59,103 per year after graduation. This is 11% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

21% of plant sciences graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 59,103 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 30% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

4% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular plant sciences schools in the US

There are 52 schools in the US that offer a plant sciences degree. The plant sciences schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Davis, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and University of California-Santa Cruz. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in plant sciences per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Davis$14,419
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
University of California-Santa Cruz$14,020
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Michigan State University$14,460

Top US schools for a plant sciences degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Cornell University13%$52,853
University of Florida42%$6,381
University of California-Davis43%$14,419
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
University of Washington-Seattle Campus46%$10,974
Clemson University47%$15,116
University of Connecticut48%$14,880
Ohio State University-Main Campus48%$10,592
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities50%$14,417
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus50%$18,436

Cheapest US schools for a plant sciences degree

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

School NameTuition
Leeward Community College$3,084
Kauai Community College$3,132
Snow College$3,692
Cuyahoga Community College District$3,953
Mercer County Community College$5,088
University of Wyoming$5,217
University of Florida$6,381
Montana State University$7,079
Southeast Missouri State University$7,185
Missouri State University-Springfield$7,306


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