Cost of Bachelor’s Degrees Across the Globe [Infographic]

How much did your bachelor’s degree cost?

If you’re thinking of getting an undergraduate degree or you’re saving up for your child’s degree, costs are likely to be a consideration—particularly if you live in the United States where the average cost of a bachelor’s degree is far higher than other countries around the world.

According to an article on, “The cost of higher education in the United States at present is 12 times the amount it was some 30 years ago, which cannot be compared to the rate of growth of medical expenses and food ranging at 7 times and 3.5 times during the same period.”

Take a look at the infographic below to see the cost of a bachelor’s degree in a number of countries as well as the most expensive private colleges in the United States, the most expensive majors of study, and the most expensive degrees with the least paying jobs. It’s an interesting visualization of the high cost of higher education in the United States compared to the rest of the world.

Cost of Bachelor’s Degree around the World
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Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on,,,, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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