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2023 Chemical Engineering Cost

There are about 24,690 students enrolled in Chemical Engineering in the USA.

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Chemical engineering is the 45th most expensive major in America, with a median cost of $49,479 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #46, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with a median cost of $49,390).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top-notch chemical engineering programs led by Columbia University in the City of New York with an annual cost of $58,920. The most expensive state for chemical engineering is Pennsylvania led by Bucknell University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 76.51% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 41.3% less than your average private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for chemical engineering 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 Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, but it is its chemical engineering program is ranked #71. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, University of Florida  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #25 with an in-state cost of just $4,477. Another more affordable pick would be #22, North Carolina State University at Raleigh in Wake County, NC with a cost of $6,535 for in-state students and $26,654 for out-of-state students.

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