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2023 Fine Art Cost

There are about 37,266 students enrolled in Fine Art in the USA.

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Fine art is the 27th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $52,928 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #28, Spanish Language and Literature, with a median cost of $52,732).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 fine art programs predominantly led by Wesleyan University with an annual cost of $56,704. The most expensive state for fine art is District of Columbia led by American University and George Washington University.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 77.15% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 47.7% less than your average private school. So be sure to look into public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is University of Southern California, which is the 14th 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, but it's ranked 97th for its fine art program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of Florida  is probably for you, ranked #21 with an in-state cost of just $4,477. Another more affordable pick would be #20, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Orange County, NC with a cost of $7,019 for in-state students and $34,198 for out-of-state students.

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