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2023 Cognitive Science Cost

There are about 4,393 students enrolled in Cognitive Science in the USA.

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Cognitive science is the 40th most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $50,800 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #41, Creative Writing, with a median cost of $50,636).

The Plains have the most expensive schools with top 50 cognitive science programs predominantly led by Washington University in St Louis with an annual cost of $54,250. The most expensive state for cognitive science is Rhode Island led by Brown University.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 75.18% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 27.51% less than the median private school. So be sure to take a look at public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is Vassar College, which is the 7th most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is SUNY College at Oswego. It costs just $16,980 per year and is ranked 36th for its cognitive science program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, The University of Texas at Dallas  is probably right for you, ranked #24 with an in-state cost of just $13,442. Another more affordable choice would be #3, University of California-Berkeley in Alameda County, CA with a cost of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for out-of-state students.

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