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 political science degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,355 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

21% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,121 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

32% above average compared to other degrees

$ 40,983 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

What do political science graduates earn?

Political science students make an average of $73,676 per year after graduation. This is 10% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 73,676 per year
Average graduate salary in 2004

Top 70% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

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