Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a sociology degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,690 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,662 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,939 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

What do sociology graduates earn?

Sociology students make an average of $56,126 per year after graduation. This is 16% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 56,126 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 22% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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