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Vassar College BS in Astronomy

Astronomy is a concentration offered under the astronomy and astrophysics major at Vassar College. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the bachelor’s degree program in astronomical sciences, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Bachelor’s in Astronomical Sciences from Vassar Cost?

$61,010 Average Tuition and Fees (In-State)

Vassar Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time undergraduate students at Vassar paid an average of $1,842 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. Information about average full-time undergraduate tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $60,030 $60,030
Fees $980 $980
Books and Supplies $900 $900
On Campus Room and Board $14,990 $14,990
On Campus Other Expenses $1,350 $1,350

Learn more about Vassar tuition and fees.

Does Vassar Offer an Online BS in Astronomical Sciences?

Vassar does not offer an online option for its astronomical sciences bachelor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Vassar Online Learning page.

Vassar Bachelor’s Student Diversity for Astronomical Sciences

3 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
33.3% Women
66.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 3 bachelor’s degrees in astronomical sciences awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 33.3% of the students who received their BS in astronomical sciences in 2019-2020 were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 39.4%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a bachelor’s degree in astronomical sciences at Vassar in 2019-2020, 66.7% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 25%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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