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 visual and performing arts degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,862 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

4% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,902 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

11% above average compared to other degrees

$ 35,635 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

9% above average compared to other degrees

What do visual and performing arts graduates earn?

Visual and performing arts students make an average of $43,453 per year after graduation. This is 35% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 43,453 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 7% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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