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2023 Fashion Design Cost

There are about 13,110 students enrolled in Fashion Design in the USA.

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Fashion design is the 212th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $29,350 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #213, Botany, with a median cost of $29,346).

The Far West has the most expensive schools with top-notch fashion design programs led by California College of the Arts with an annual cost of $50,592. Washington is the most expensive state for fashion design led by Seattle Pacific University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 70.12% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 34.15% 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 expensive top 25 college for fashion design is Syracuse University, which is the 94th most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus. It costs just $4,920 per year, but it's its fashion design program is ranked #56. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Fashion Institute of Technology  is probably for you, ranked #1 with an in-state cost of just $5,190. Another more affordable pick would be #24, Texas Tech University in Lubbock County, TX with a cost of $6,744 for in-state students and $16,704 for out-of-state students.

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