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 radio and television degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,892 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

6% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,175 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

10% above average compared to other degrees

$ 39,084 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

21% above average compared to other degrees

What do radio and television graduates earn?

Radio and television students make an average of $58,168 per year after graduation. This is 13% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

23% of radio and television graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 58,168 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 45% of degrees

23%
% of people underpaid in 2019

11% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular radio and television schools in the US

There are 232 schools in the US that offer a radio and television degree. The radio and television schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are California State University-Long Beach, San Diego State University and Boston University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in radio and television per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
California State University-Fullerton$6,850
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
The University of Alabama$10,780
University of Central Florida$6,368
California State University-Los Angeles$6,639

Top US schools for a radio and television degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Boston University25%$52,082
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
Texas Wesleyan University34%$27,800
Texas A & M University-Commerce35%$8,434
San Diego State University35%$7,460
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
Pepperdine University40%$51,992
CUNY Brooklyn College40%$7,040

Cheapest US schools for a radio and television degree

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

School NameTuition
Cosumnes River College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Yuba College$1,124
Chabot College$1,138
Fullerton College$1,138
Solano Community College$1,140
Compton College$1,142
El Camino Community College District$1,142
Santa Ana College$1,142
San Diego City College$1,142

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