Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for zoology degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,205 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

33% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,721 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

43% above average compared to other degrees

$ 36,799 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

14% above average compared to other degrees

What do zoology graduates earn?

Zoology students make an average of $60,155 per year after graduation. This is 10% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

22% of zoology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 60,155 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 28% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

9% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular zoology schools in the US

There are 108 schools in the US that offer a zoology degree. The zoology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Davis and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in zoology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
University of Southern California$54,259
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
Michigan State University$14,460

Top US schools for a zoology degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Cornell University13%$52,853
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Liberty University30%$21,310
University of California-Santa Barbara33%$14,451
University of Florida42%$6,381
University of California-Davis43%$14,419
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
University of Washington-Seattle Campus46%$10,974
Ohio State University-Main Campus48%$10,592

Cheapest US schools for a zoology degree

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

School NameTuition
Cerritos College$1,346
Portland Community College$4,088
North Idaho College$4,728
University of Wyoming$5,217
Weber State University$5,712
Western New Mexico University$6,066
University of Florida$6,381
Idaho State University$7,166
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona$7,339
Tarleton State University$7,367


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