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2023 General Studies Cost

There are about 911,096 students enrolled in General Studies in the USA.

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General studies is the 281st most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $25,470 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #282, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, with a median cost of $25,418).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top 50 general studies programs led by Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus with an annual cost of $43,654. The most expensive state for general studies is Oregon led by University of Portland.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 70.22% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 35.58% less than your average private school. So make sure to look into public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for general studies is Cornell University, which is the 23rd most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Idaho. It costs just $4,208 per year but is ranked 65th for its general studies program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee  could be right for you, ranked #18 with an in-state cost of just $4,206. Another more affordable choice would be #22, Georgia Southern University in Bulloch County, GA with a cost of $4,371 for in-state students and $15,426 for out-of-state students.

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