The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a nuclear engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 12,343 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,812 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

58% above average compared to other degrees

$ 51,485 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

59% above average compared to other degrees

What do nuclear engineering graduates earn?

Nuclear engineering students make an average of $119,888 per year after graduation. This is 80% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

11% of nuclear engineering graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 119,888 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 99% of degrees

11%
% of people underpaid in 2019

42% below average compared to other degrees

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