The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a public health degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,032 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,829 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

$ 32,572 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

1% above average compared to other degrees

What do public health graduates earn?

Public health students make an average of $47,180 per year after graduation. This is 29% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

25% of public health graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 47,180 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 8% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

21% above average compared to other degrees


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