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2023 Communication and Media Studies Cost

There are about 251,895 students enrolled in Communication and Media Studies in the USA.

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Communication and media studies is the 75th most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $41,498 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #76, Mathematics and Computer Science, with a median cost of $41,196).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top-notch communication and media studies programs predominantly led by Boston College with an annual cost of $56,780. The most expensive state for communication and media studies is District of Columbia led by American University and The Catholic University of America.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 72.86% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 39.7% less than your average private school. So be sure to take a look at public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for communication and media studies is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. It costs just $8,038 per year, and it's its communication and media studies program is ranked #41. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, University of South Florida-Main Campus  might be a good fit for you, ranked #22 with an in-state cost of just $4,559. Another more affordable choice would be #11, Florida International University in Miami-Dade County, FL with a cost of $4,721 for in-state students and $16,529 for out-of-state students.

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