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2023 International Relations and Affairs Cost

There are about 27,284 students enrolled in International Relations and Affairs in the USA.

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International relations and affairs is the 7th most expensive major in America, with a median cost of $54,705 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #8, Italian Studies, with a median cost of $54,690).

New England has the most expensive schools with great international relations and affairs programs predominantly led by Connecticut College with an annual cost of $56,540. The most expensive state for international relations and affairs is Rhode Island led by Brown University.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 75.57% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 43.48% 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 international relations and affairs is University of Chicago, which is the 10th 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 but is ranked 99th for its international relations and affairs program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Florida International University  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #20 with an in-state cost of just $4,721. Another more affordable pick would be #17, 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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