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2023 Computer Programming Cost

There are about 62,267 students enrolled in Computer Programming in the USA.

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Computer programming is the 384th most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $16,980 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #385, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, with a median cost of $16,922).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 computer programming programs led by Yale University with an annual cost of $55,500. Connecticut is the most expensive state for computer programming also led by Yale University.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 68.49% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 41.25% less than the median private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for computer programming is Yale University, which is the 51st most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is North Seattle College. It costs just $3,989 per year, and it's its computer programming program is ranked #22. Another more affordable pick would be #14, Green River College in King County, WA with a cost of $3,635 for in-state students and $4,078 for out-of-state students.

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