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2023 Dance Cost

There are about 9,331 students enrolled in Dance in the USA.

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Dance is the 76th most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $41,196 for the top 50 programs.

The Far West has the most expensive colleges with high quality dance programs predominantly led by California Institute of the Arts with an annual cost of $50,850. District of Columbia is the most expensive state for dance led by George Washington University.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 74.24% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 36.45% less than the median private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, but it is its dance program is ranked #51. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Florida State University  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #21 with an in-state cost of just $4,022. Another more affordable pick would be #10, SUNY at Purchase College in Westchester County, NY with a cost of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for out-of-state students.

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