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2023 Anthropology Cost

There are about 31,855 students enrolled in Anthropology in the USA.

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Anthropology is the 34th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $51,103 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #35, Sociology, with a median cost of $51,014).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 anthropology programs predominantly led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. District of Columbia is the most expensive state for anthropology led by American University and George Washington University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 79.48% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 50.32% less than the median private school. So, if you're trying to find a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition as soon as possible.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 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 University of South Florida-Main Campus. It costs just $15,473 per year, but it is ranked 52nd for its anthropology program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, Binghamton University  is probably for you, ranked #12 with an in-state cost of just $7,070. Another more affordable option would be #3, University of Florida in Alachua County, FL with a cost of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for out-of-state students.

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