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2023 Illustration Cost

There are about 10,359 students enrolled in Illustration in the USA.

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Illustration is the 116th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $37,533 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #117, Human Resources, with a median cost of $37,290).

The Mid East has the most expensive colleges with top 50 illustration programs led by The New School with an annual cost of $49,778. The most expensive state for illustration is Rhode Island led by Rhode Island School of Design.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 71.46% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 37.79% less than the median private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for illustration is Syracuse University, which is the 94th most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, and it is ranked 20th for its illustration program. Another more affordable choice would be #12, 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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