Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for religious studies degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,696 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,494 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

42% above average compared to other degrees

$ 32,232 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

0% below average compared to other degrees

What do religious studies graduates earn?

Religious studies students make an average of $61,253 per year after graduation. This is 8% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 61,253 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 58% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular religious studies schools in the US

There are 1126 schools in the US that offer a religious studies degree. The religious studies schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Irvine. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in religious studies per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082

Top US schools for a religious studies degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Harvard University5%$48,949
Princeton University6%$47,140
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
Pomona College8%$51,075
Brown University8%$53,419
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Duke University10%$53,500

Cheapest US schools for a religious studies degree

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

School NameTuition
Fullerton College$1,138
Crafton Hills College$1,143
Chaffey College$1,170
Santa Rosa Junior College$1,282
El Paso Community College$2,746
Amarillo College$3,168
Laramie County Community College$3,426
Christian Life College$3,900
Henry Ford College$4,694
Linn-Benton Community College$4,731

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