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2023 Graphic Design Cost

There are about 36,832 students enrolled in Graphic Design in the USA.

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Graphic design is the 95th most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $39,880 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #96, Ethnic Studies, with a median cost of $39,761).

New England has the most expensive schools with first-class graphic design programs led by Boston University with an annual cost of $54,720. The most expensive state for graphic design is District of Columbia led by American University.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 71.66% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.8% less than your average private school. So, if you're trying to find a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for graphic design is Boston University, which is the 62nd most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, and it's ranked 40th for its graphic design program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, CUNY Queens College  might be right for you, ranked #12 with an in-state cost of just $6,930. Another more affordable pick would be #20, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York County, NY with a cost of $5,190 for in-state students and $15,570 for out-of-state students.

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