We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a visual and performing arts degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,208 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

24% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,928 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

32% above average compared to other degrees

$ 36,951 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

20% above average compared to other degrees

What do visual and performing arts graduates earn?

Visual and performing arts students make an average of $54,662 per year after graduation. This is 18% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 54,662 per year
Average graduate salary in 2024

Bottom 22% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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