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2023 Jazz Cost

There are about 1,141 students enrolled in Jazz in the USA.

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Jazz is the 92nd most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $40,159 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #93, Entrepreneurship, with a median cost of $40,106).

The Far West has the most expensive schools with top of the line jazz programs predominantly led by California Institute of the Arts with an annual cost of $50,850. Ohio is the most expensive state for jazz led by Oberlin College.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 76.98% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 50.86% less than your average private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for jazz is Oberlin College, which is the 36th most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. It costs just $3,000 per year, and it's its jazz program is ranked #16. Another more affordable choice would be #12, SUNY at Purchase College in Westchester County, NY with a cost of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for out-of-state students.

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