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Most Expensive Region

New England

Yale University

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Yale University

Most Expensive College

Columbia University in the City of New York


Most Affordable Region

Rocky Mountains

University of Colorado Boulder

Most Affordable State


Brigham Young University-Idaho

Most Affordable College

Brigham Young University-Provo



Humanities is the 203rd most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $29,694 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #204, Writing, with a median cost of $29,680).

New England has the most expensive schools with top 50 humanities programs led by Yale University with an annual cost of $55,500. Connecticut is the most expensive state for humanities also led by Yale University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 73.45% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 32.12% less than the median private school. So make sure to check out public shools in your state ASAP.

The most costly option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Idaho. It costs just $4,208 per year, but it is its humanities program is ranked #56. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, Brigham Young University-Provo  is probably right for you, ranked #20 with an in-state cost of just $5,790. Another more affordable choice would be #8, Florida State University in Leon County, FL with a cost of $4,022 for in-state students and $16,540 for out-of-state students.