Ivy league vs. non-ivy: average cost of Bachelor's degree in the U.S. 2012

This statistic shows the average cost of a Bachelor's degree in Ivy and non-Ivy league schools in the United States in 2012. In 2012, a Bachelor's degree from an Ivy league school costs around 220,000 U.S. dollars without any financial aid. Meanwhile, the same costs about 133,000 U.S. dollars from a non-Ivy league school.

Cost comparison of a Bachelor's degree in the United States between ivy league schools and other schools in 2012

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Release date

May 2014


United States

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Supplementary notes

Only employees who possess a Bachelor's Degree and no higher degrees are included. This means Bachelor graduates who go on to earn a Master's degree, MBA, MD, JD, PhD, or other advanced degree are not included. Careers that require advanced degrees, such as law or medicine, are not included. Moreover, only graduates who are employed full-time and paid with either an hourly wage or an annual salary are included.

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