2022 Earth Sciences Cost


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Most Expensive Region

New England

Tufts University

Most Expensive State


Middlebury College

Most Expensive College

Columbia University in the City of New York


Most Affordable Region

Rocky Mountains

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Most Affordable State

South Dakota

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Most Affordable College

University of Houston



Earth sciences is the 38th most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $50,872 amongst the top 50 programs.

New England has the most expensive schools with top of the line earth sciences programs predominantly led by Tufts University with an annual cost of $57,324. Vermont is the most expensive state for earth sciences led by Middlebury College and University of Vermont.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 79.47% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 50.96% less than the median private school. So make sure to look into public shools in your state ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for earth sciences is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. It costs just $8,038 per year, and it's ranked 41st for its earth sciences program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of Houston  could be for you, ranked #25 with an in-state cost of just $8,219. Another more affordable option would be #11, Mississippi State University in Oktibbeha County, MS with a cost of $8,800 for in-state students and $23,840 for out-of-state students.