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2023 Environmental Science Cost

There are about 28,081 students enrolled in Environmental Science in the USA.

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Environmental science is the 60th most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $46,550 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #61, Biophysics, with a median cost of $46,176).

The Mid East has the most expensive colleges with top 50 environmental science programs led by Columbia University in the City of New York with an annual cost of $58,920. District of Columbia is the most expensive state for environmental science led by American University.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 77.3% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 44.57% less than the median private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is University of South Florida-St Petersburg. It costs just $15,121 per year, but it is ranked 82nd for its environmental science program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  is probably right for you, ranked #4 with an in-state cost of just $7,070. Another more affordable pick would be #23, Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Barnstable County, MA with a cost of $1,836 for in-state students and $17,570 for out-of-state students.

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