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 psychology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,428 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

$ 26,279 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

34% above average compared to other degrees

$ 32,329 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

5% above average compared to other degrees

What do psychology graduates earn?

Psychology students make an average of $51,079 per year after graduation. This is 24% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 51,079 per year
Average graduate salary in 2024

Bottom 14% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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