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2023 Art History Cost

There are about 8,160 students enrolled in Art History in the USA.

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Art history is the 12th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $54,340 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #13, Neuroscience, with a median cost of $54,318).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 art history programs predominantly led by Boston College with an annual cost of $56,780. Rhode Island is the most expensive state for art history led by Brown University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 78.14% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 43.25% less than your average private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for art history is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is College of Charleston. It costs just $70 per year but is its art history program is ranked #100. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, The University of Texas at Austin  could be for you, ranked #16 with an in-state cost of just $10,824. Another more affordable choice would be #25, Kansas City Art Institute in Jackson County, MO with a cost of $38,700 for in-state students and $38,700 for out-of-state students.

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