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2023 Biology Cost

There are about 296,216 students enrolled in Biology in the USA.

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Biology is the 29th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $52,463 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #30, Computer Science, with a median cost of $52,320).

New England has the most expensive colleges with high quality biology programs led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. Vermont is the most expensive state for biology led by Middlebury College and Saint Michael's College.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 73.28% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 40.32% less than the median private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for biology 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 Florida Atlantic University. It costs just $14,374 per year, but it's its biology program is ranked #68. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, University of South Florida-Main Campus  could be for you, ranked #9 with an in-state cost of just $4,559. Another more affordable choice would be #23, 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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