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2023 Early Childhood Education and Teaching Cost

There are about 137,262 students enrolled in Early Childhood Education and Teaching in the USA.

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Early childhood education and teaching is the 165th most expensive major in America, with a median cost of $32,703 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #166, Nutrition Sciences, with a median cost of $32,693).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with first-class early childhood education and teaching programs predominantly led by New York University with an annual cost of $50,684. Delaware is the most expensive state for early childhood education and teaching led by University of Delaware.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 68.82% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 32.44% less than your average private school. So be sure to take a look at public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is Bucknell University, which is the 8th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is College of Charleston. It costs just $70 per year but is its early childhood education and teaching program is ranked #72. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Pacific Oaks College  is probably for you, ranked #13 with an in-state cost of just $13,478. Another more affordable option would be #17, 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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