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 translation degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 7,929 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

6% below average compared to other degrees

$ 19,337 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

4% below average compared to other degrees

$ 22,247 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

31% below average compared to other degrees

What do translation graduates earn?

Translation students make an average of $57,830 per year after graduation. This is 13% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 57,830 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 25% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular translation schools in the US

There are 50 schools in the US that offer a translation degree. The translation schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, California State University-Long Beach and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in translation per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Binghamton University$9,523
University of Iowa$8,965
Arizona State University-Tempe$10,792
University of Rochester$52,020
American University$46,615
University of North Carolina at Charlotte$6,832

Top US schools for a translation degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Wake Forest University28%$51,400
New York University28%$50,464
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
American University29%$46,615
University of Rochester34%$52,020
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice39%$7,070
Mississippi College39%$17,392
Binghamton University40%$9,523
Marygrove College41%$22,750
Texas A & M International University50%$7,143

Cheapest US schools for a translation degree

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

School NameTuition
Laney College$1,230
Southwestern College - California$1,338
Riverside City College$1,420
Moreno Valley College$1,426
Durham Technical Community College$1,958
Alamance Community College$2,036
GateWay Community College - Phoenix$2,094
Estrella Mountain Community College$2,094
Pima Community College$2,118
Wilson Community College$2,268

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