CollegeCalc Highest List Price Rank - 45th

Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Johns Hopkins University is $52,170 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 89% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $28,471. Johns Hopkins University is one of the 100 most expensive colleges in the America, coming in 45th on our Expensive 100 Ranking. The cost is 156% more expensive than the average Maryland tuition of $20,966 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 33rd in Maryland amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $15,410 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Baltimore should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,230.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,053 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,053 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Johns Hopkins was $69,863 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Maryland residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Johns Hopkins University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Johns Hopkins University
Estimated Budgets
Maryland Resident Total Budget $69,863
   In-State Tuition$52,170
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$15,410
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,053
   Books and Supplies$1,230
Non-Resident Total Budget $69,863
   Out-of-State Tuition$52,170
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$15,410
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,053
   Books and Supplies$1,230


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $69,863 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Johns Hopkins net price for in-state students is $25,207* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

48% of Johns Hopkins University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $36,274. 13 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,285. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Johns Hopkins University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Johns Hopkins University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$25,207*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid48%
Average Total Grant Aid$36,274
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants13%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,285

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$10,049
$30,001 to $48,000$10,857
$48,001 to $75,000$16,881
$75,001 to $110,000$27,600

Average Financial Aid Mix - $69,863 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $69,863. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 53% - $36,274

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Johns Hopkins University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 6% - $4,430

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 41% -  $28,106

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if Johns Hopkins is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 98/100 for Johns Hopkins University. Considering an average net price paid of $25,795, this leads to an overall value ranking of 74/100. This places the school 99th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Johns Hopkins University
Georgetown University0.9% less expensive
Swarthmore College3.3% less expensive
Haverford College0.2% more expensive
University of Pennsylvania9.1% less expensive
Lehigh University3.5% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Johns Hopkins University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Johns Hopkins is $279,452 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $25,795 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $103,180**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $349,315 or $128,975 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Resident Tuition Per Semester$26,085
Maryland Resident Total Cost Per Semester$34,932

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Johns Hopkins University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Johns Hopkins University
Price per credit hour$1,740
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$5,220
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$6,960


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 35% of Johns Hopkins University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,430. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $22,808.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Johns Hopkins University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $103,180, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $128,022.72. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Johns Hopkins University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 48% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $25,795. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Johns Hopkins University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Johns Hopkins University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,066.86
Amount Borrowed$103,180.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$24,842.72
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$128,022.72

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Johns Hopkins? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Johns Hopkins University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $128,022.72 would be needed to afford a $1,066.86 monthly payment in the example $103,180.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Johns Hopkins University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $43,390 to $52,170. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $279,452.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Johns Hopkins University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$96,078$384,312
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$122,622$490,490
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $156,501$626,003
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $181,169$724,677

Tuition History

What was tuition at Johns Hopkins five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Johns Hopkins University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 254 95% costlier
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 107 37% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 70 53% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 59 75% costlier
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 33 105% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 30 56% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 28 65% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 27 70% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 26 85% costlier
Behavioral Sciences Bachelor's Degree 25 169% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 13 65% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 12 73% costlier
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 11 49% costlier
Public Health, General Bachelor's Degree 11 70% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 10 73% costlier
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 10 47% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 79% costlier
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 55% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 7 68% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 6 42% costlier
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 6 60% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 51% costlier
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 6 52% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 6 74% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 5 66% costlier
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 5 27% costlier
East Asian Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 23% costlier
Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 4 22% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 4 71% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 4 70% costlier
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 4 53% costlier
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 4 21% costlier
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 4 32% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 84% costlier
Latin Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 34% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 3 65% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 48% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 2 55% costlier
Near and Middle Eastern Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 17% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 80% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 89% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 68% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 59% costlier
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 45% costlier
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 48% costlier
Natural Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 73% costlier
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 1 50% costlier
Archeology Bachelor's Degree 1 31% costlier
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 53% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 69% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 55% costlier
Biophysics Bachelor's Degree 1 28% costlier
Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree 1 30% costlier
Ecology Bachelor's Degree 1 61% costlier
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 58% costlier
Engineering Mechanics Bachelor's Degree 1 75% costlier


Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Johns Hopkins University or model a student loan.

College Savings Calculator

Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford Johns Hopkins University in the future.

Student Loan Calculator

Estimate Loan Payments

Modify the loan assumptions to fit your financial situation and likely tuition price. Then calculate your payoff and loan payments for a Johns Hopkins University student loan.

Prepayment Option

About Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is a four year private college located in Baltimore, Maryland.  Full time enrollment is 13,963 and part time is 9,954. Learn more about getting accepted at Johns Hopkins University at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St- Mason Hall
Baltimore, Maryland

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Johns Hopkins University is a private not for profit institution.

Johns Hopkins University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162928 IPEDS survey data.