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2023 Environmental Studies Cost

There are about 25,448 students enrolled in Environmental Studies in the USA.

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Environmental studies is the 3rd most expensive major in America, with a median cost of $55,420 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #4, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, with a median cost of $55,040).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 environmental studies programs predominantly led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. The most expensive state for environmental studies is Maine led by Bates College and Bowdoin College.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 77.36% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 46.75% less than your average private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for environmental studies is Colgate University, which is the 9th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. It costs just $16,980 per year, but it's its environmental studies program is ranked #64. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, University of Wisconsin-Madison  could be right for you, ranked #24 with an in-state cost of just $9,273. Another more affordable pick would be #12, University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder County, CO with a cost of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for out-of-state students.

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