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2023 American Studies Cost

There are about 4,306 students enrolled in American Studies in the USA.

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American studies is the 5th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $54,958 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #6, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, with a median cost of $54,910).

New England has the most expensive colleges with great american studies programs predominantly led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. The most expensive state for american studies is Rhode Island led by Brown University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 77.42% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 41.22% less than the median private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for american studies is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, but it is its american studies program is ranked #51. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, California State University-Fullerton  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #12 with an in-state cost of just $5,742. Another more affordable choice would be #25, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Orange County, NC with a cost of $7,019 for in-state students and $34,198 for out-of-state students.

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