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2023 Biochemistry Cost

There are about 21,636 students enrolled in Biochemistry in the USA.

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Biochemistry is the 19th most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $53,801 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #20, Physics, with a median cost of $53,725).

New England has the most expensive colleges with high quality biochemistry programs led by Boston College with an annual cost of $56,780. District of Columbia is the most expensive state for biochemistry led by Georgetown University.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 75.53% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 40.55% less than the median private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for biochemistry is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. It costs just $17,622 per year, but it is its biochemistry program is ranked #66. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, Arizona State University-Tempe  could be a good fit for you, ranked #9 with an in-state cost of just $10,710. Another more affordable choice would be #8, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Dane County, WI with a cost of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for out-of-state students.

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