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Emerson College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Boston, MA

Emerson College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,783

Average annual cost of attendance: $41,998

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $23,250

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Emerson College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $33,717

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $36,793

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $37,345

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $39,973

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $47,455


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Emerson College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Emerson College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 80%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 87%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $46,600

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 68%

Emerson College Admissions

Emerson College Acceptance Rate: 48%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 540 to 650

SAT Critical Reading: 580 to 680

SAT Writing: 560 to 660

ACT English: 26 to 32

ACT Math: 24 to 28

ACT Writing: 8 to 10

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Emerson College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Emerson College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 17%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 55%

Typical student debt: $23,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $247

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Scholarships for Students Residing in Massachusetts

Other Scholarships for Students Attending Emerson College

Majors at Emerson College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Emerson College:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 15%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 36%
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services – 1%
  • Education – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 13%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 30%

For more information about the various majors at Emerson College, visit their website.

Emerson College Diversity


Overall Composition at Emerson College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Emerson College full time:  99%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Emerson College part time:  1%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Emerson College:  2%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 3%

Hispanic: 11%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 2%

White: 67%

Emerson College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 15.7

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.