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 social psychology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 13,434 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

60% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,988 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

89% above average compared to other degrees

$ 13,768 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

57% below average compared to other degrees

What do social psychology graduates earn?

Social psychology students make an average of $71,490 per year after graduation. This is 7% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

18% of social psychology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 71,490 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 66% of degrees

18%
% of people underpaid in 2019

9% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular social psychology schools in the US

There are 32 schools in the US that offer a social psychology degree. The social psychology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-San Diego, University of California-Irvine and New York University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in social psychology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
New York University$50,464
Harvard University$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
Stony Brook University$9,257
University of Connecticut$14,880
Syracuse University$46,755
CUNY Hunter College$6,982
Boston College$53,346

Top US schools for a social psychology degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
New York University28%$50,464
Paine College32%$14,226
Boston College32%$53,346
University of California-San Diego34%$14,018
University of Rochester34%$52,020
University of California-Irvine37%$13,738
CUNY Hunter College40%$6,982
Stony Brook University42%$9,257

Cheapest US schools for a social psychology degree

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

School NameTuition
Macomb Community College$6,041
CUNY Hunter College$6,982
University of Nevada-Reno$7,599
Northwest Missouri State University$7,657
Stony Brook University$9,257
SUNY at Albany$9,490
University of Houston$9,706
Ball State University$9,774
University at Buffalo$9,828
Park University$10,774

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