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2023 Interior Design Cost

There are about 23,500 students enrolled in Interior Design in the USA.

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Interior design is the 190th most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $30,712 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #191, Organizational Leadership, with a median cost of $30,630).

The Mid East has the most expensive colleges with top of the line interior design programs led by George Washington University with an annual cost of $56,845. District of Columbia is the most expensive state for interior design also led by George Washington University.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 70.38% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 30.57% less than your average private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for interior design is George Washington University, which is the 19th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Western Carolina University. It costs just $5,000 per year, but it's ranked 78th for its interior design program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, Fashion Institute of Technology  could be a good fit for you, ranked #8 with an in-state cost of just $5,190. Another more affordable pick would be #7, 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.

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