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2023 Elementary Education and Teaching Cost

There are about 136,181 students enrolled in Elementary Education and Teaching in the USA.

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Elementary education and teaching is the 120th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $36,788 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #121, Marketing, with a median cost of $36,769).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with great elementary education and teaching programs predominantly led by New York University with an annual cost of $50,684. The most expensive state for elementary education and teaching is District of Columbia led by American University and The Catholic University of America.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 72.19% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.06% 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 as soon as possible.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is Boston College, which is the 20th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, and it's its elementary education and teaching program is ranked #33. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee  might be right for you, ranked #25 with an in-state cost of just $4,206. Another more affordable option would be #17, Martin Luther College in Brown County, MN with a cost of $15,870 for in-state students and $15,870 for out-of-state students.

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