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 women's studies degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,770 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

28% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,256 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

36% above average compared to other degrees

$ 47,650 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

What do women's studies graduates earn?

Women's studies students make an average of $59,739 per year after graduation. This is 11% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 59,739 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 37% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular women's studies schools in the US

There are 624 schools in the US that offer a women's studies degree. The women's studies schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine and University of California-Berkeley. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in women's studies per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
University of California-Santa Cruz$14,020

Top US schools for a women's studies degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Yale University7%$51,400
Pomona College8%$51,075
Brown University8%$53,419
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Duke University10%$53,500
Dartmouth College10%$53,368
Swarthmore College11%$50,822
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664

Cheapest US schools for a women's studies degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a women's studies degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Sacramento City College$1,104
Folsom Lake College$1,104
Santa Ana College$1,142
San Diego Mesa College$1,142
Santa Monica College$1,142
Sierra College$1,142
Ohlone College$1,162
Monterey Peninsula College$1,176
West Valley College$1,183
Los Angeles Pierce College$1,220


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