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2023 Drama Cost

There are about 33,239 students enrolled in Drama in the USA.

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Drama is the 23rd most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $53,468 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #24, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, with a median cost of $53,400).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top drama programs led by Wesleyan University with an annual cost of $56,704. The most expensive state for drama is District of Columbia led by American University and Georgetown University.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 77.19% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 46.28% less than your average private school. So make sure to look into public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for drama 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 Florida State University. It costs just $16,540 per year, and it is its drama program is ranked #21. Another more affordable choice would be #13, The University of Texas at Austin in Travis County, TX with a cost of $10,824 for in-state students and $38,326 for out-of-state students.

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