Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$25,510
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$21,610
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,358
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$957

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Design Institute of San Diego are $25,510 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $25,510 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California, both undergraduate and graduate tuition & fees are relatively expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Academy of Art University and American Film Institute Conservatory, tuition & fees of Design Institute of San Diego is relatively inexpensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $35,863.
The average living cost of the school is $20,358 when a student lives off-campus.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Design Institute of San Diego are $25,510 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 5.59% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $21,610 on average.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$19,329 $10$19,329 $10
2017$20,776 $10$20,776 $10
2018$22,163 $10$22,163 $10
2019$24,254 $10$24,254 $10
2020$25,610 $10$25,610 $10
2021$25,500 $10$25,500 $10

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2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average living cost is $20,358 including room & board and other living expenses.
The living cost at the school has increased by 12.93% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs(Off-Campus Living)
YearRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$11,493$4,149
2017$12,492$4,158
2018$13,293$4,239
2019$13,779$4,248
2020$15,084$5,274
2021$16,580$4,642

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2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $836 at Design Institute of San Diego. The books & supplies cost has decreased by 0.84% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Design Institute of San Diego 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,229
2017$948
2018$1,014
2019$991
2020$836
2021$1,080

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Design Institute of San Diego is $957 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 13.66% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearTuition per Credit Hour
2016$708
2017$719
2018$755
2019$842
2020$957
2021$1,050 $1,200

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart