In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a school psychology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,000 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

31% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,334 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

36% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,343 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

28% above average compared to other degrees

What do school psychology graduates earn?

School psychology students make an average of $45,432 per year after graduation. This is 32% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 45,432 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 14% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular school psychology schools in the US

There are 24 schools in the US that offer a school psychology degree. The school psychology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are California State University-Long Beach, San Diego State University and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in school psychology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Northeastern University$49,497
Fordham University$50,986
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
The University of Alabama$10,780

Top US schools for a school psychology degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Lehigh University25%$50,740
Northeastern University27%$49,497
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
Bucknell University31%$53,986
Texas Wesleyan University34%$27,800
Texas A & M University-Commerce35%$8,434
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Bowie State University36%$8,064

Cheapest US schools for a school psychology degree

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

School NameTuition
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce$5,370
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University$5,785
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus$5,820
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German$5,898
Emporia State University$6,345
Georgia Southern University$6,356
University of Central Florida$6,368
University of Florida$6,381
University of South Florida-Main Campus$6,410


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