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2023 Comparative Literature Cost

There are about 2,176 students enrolled in Comparative Literature in the USA.

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Comparative literature is the 76th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $41,196 among the top 50 programs.

The Great Lakes have the most expensive colleges with top 50 comparative literature programs predominantly led by University of Chicago with an annual cost of $57,642. The most expensive state for comparative literature is Illinois also led by University of Chicago.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 77.52% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 39.57% 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 as soon as possible.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 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 Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, and it is ranked 40th for its comparative literature program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Ramapo College of New Jersey  might be right for you, ranked #20 with an in-state cost of just $12,171. Another more affordable choice would be #21, Binghamton University in Broome County, NY with a cost of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,660 for out-of-state students.

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