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2023 Advertising Cost

There are about 8,967 students enrolled in Advertising in the USA.

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Advertising is the 222nd most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $29,085 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #223, Music Therapy, with a median cost of $28,992).

The Far West has the most expensive schools with first-rate advertising programs predominantly led by Pepperdine University with an annual cost of $55,640. Wisconsin is the most expensive state for advertising led by Marquette University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 69.77% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 32.84% less than your average private school. So, if you're trying to find a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for advertising is Pepperdine University, which is the 48th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Universidad del Sagrado Corazon. It costs just $4,800 per year and is ranked 47th for its advertising program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, Brigham Young University-Provo  is probably right for you, ranked #18 with an in-state cost of just $5,790. Another more affordable option would be #1, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York County, NY with a cost of $5,190 for in-state students and $15,570 for out-of-state students.

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