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2023 Chemistry Cost

There are about 59,322 students enrolled in Chemistry in the USA.

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Chemistry is the 31st most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $52,145 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #32, Music, with a median cost of $51,788).

New England has the most expensive colleges with high quality chemistry programs predominantly led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. Maine is the most expensive state for chemistry led by Bates College and Bowdoin College.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 76.98% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 47.39% less than the median private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is University of Chicago, which is the 10th most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is CUNY Hunter College. It costs just $14,880 per year, and it's its chemistry program is ranked #33. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of Florida  could be right for you, ranked #14 with an in-state cost of just $4,477. Another more affordable option would be #17, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign County, IL with a cost of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for out-of-state students.

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