Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at USD is $52,864. The 2022 undergraduate tuition is same as the last year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($34,024 - private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2022-2023 is $54,554. It is a 3.2% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $19,225 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 6.28% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs increased by 3.73% compared to the previous year.
USD Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$52,864$18,089
2021-2022$52,864$19,225
2022-2023$54,554$20,432
Change % 2022-20233.20%6.28%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the USD directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the USD bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees is $28,410 for the academic year 2021-2022. The graduate tuition is same as the last year. Its graduate tuition and fees is higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($20,721 - private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $28,410 for the academic year 2022-2023. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is estimated by school and vary by graduate programs. For details of program fees, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
USD Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$28,410$18,089
2021-2022$28,410$19,225
2022-2023$28,410$20,432
Change % 2022-2023-6.28%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the USD directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the USD bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at USD. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $1,798. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,552.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2020-2021$1,798
2021-2022$1,798
2022-2023$1,798
Graduate2020-2021$1,552
2021-2022$1,552
2022-2023$1,552
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $54,800 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $71,100 for University of San Diego graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$54,800$58,400$52,500
7 Years After Graduation$57,000--
8 Years After Graduation$65,900--
9 Years After Graduation$60,300--
10 Years After Graduation$71,100$81,900$64,400
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of San Diego and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of San Diego and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of San Diego$52,864
Saint Mary's College of California$51,768
University of San Francisco$53,472
Gonzaga University$48,470
University of the Pacific$52,352
Brigham Young University$6,120

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at USD?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at USD is $220,368.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$53,741$54,632$55,537$56,458$220,368
Class of 2027Fall 2023$54,632$55,537$56,458$57,394$224,021
Class of 2028Fall 2024$55,537$56,458$57,394$58,346$227,736
Class of 2029Fall 2025$56,458$57,394$58,346$59,313$231,512
Class of 2030Fall 2026$57,394$58,346$59,313$60,297$235,350
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $307,799.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of San Diego.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$74,617$76,122$77,703$79,357$307,799
Class of 2027Fall 2023$76,122$77,703$79,357$81,078$314,260
Class of 2028Fall 2024$77,703$79,357$81,078$82,866$321,005
Class of 2029Fall 2025$79,357$81,078$82,866$84,719$328,021
Class of 2030Fall 2026$81,078$82,866$84,719$86,637$335,301
Last year, 71% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $186,387.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of San Diego.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$44,264$45,769$47,350$49,004$186,387
Class of 2027Fall 2023$45,769$47,350$49,004$50,725$192,848
Class of 2028Fall 2024$47,350$49,004$50,725$52,513$199,593
Class of 2029Fall 2025$49,004$50,725$52,513$54,366$206,609
Class of 2030Fall 2026$50,725$52,513$54,366$56,284$213,889

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of San Diego.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of San Diego 2022 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$52,864$1,104 $19,225
Graduate$28,410 $1,104$19,225


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