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2023 Astronomy Cost

There are about 1,205 students enrolled in Astronomy in the USA.

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Astronomy is the 135th most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $35,140 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #136, Pre-Dentistry Studies, with a median cost of $35,119).

New England has the most expensive schools with top 50 astronomy programs predominantly led by Boston University with an annual cost of $54,720. Michigan is the most expensive state for astronomy led by University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 74.7% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 27.76% less than your average private school. So make sure to check out public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most costly option in the top 25 is Vassar College, which is the 7th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, and it is ranked 22nd for its astronomy program. Another more affordable option would be #25, University of Hawaii at Hilo in Hawaii County, HI with a cost of $7,344 for in-state students and $20,304 for out-of-state students.

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