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2023 Architecture Cost

There are about 10,594 students enrolled in Architecture in the USA.

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Architecture is the 114th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $37,718 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #115, Finance, with a median cost of $37,699).

New England has the most expensive schools with great architecture programs predominantly led by Tufts University with an annual cost of $57,324. The most expensive state for architecture is Connecticut led by Yale University.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 76.34% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.92% less than your average 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 architecture is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. It costs just $4,920 per year, but it's ranked 95th for its architecture program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #5 with an in-state cost of just $5,742. Another more affordable pick would be #1, 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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