Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

852

Graduates Per Year

$56K

Average Salary

#227

Most Popular Major

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$25,918

19% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

269

Biological and Physical Sciences

$26,111

270

Natural Sciences

$25,918

271

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

$25,872

Public vs Private Cost

In-State Tuition

Public School

-74%$8,520

Private School

$33,117

Out-of-State Tuition

Public School

-40%$19,803

Private School

$33,117

Degree Cost

Most Expensive Region

New England

Harvard University

Most Expensive State

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

Most Expensive College

Johns Hopkins University

$55,350

Most Affordable Region

Southeast

Shorter University

Most Affordable State

West Virginia

American Public University System

Most Affordable College

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

$4,800

COST

Natural sciences is the 270th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $25,918 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #271, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a median cost of $25,872).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 natural sciences programs predominantly led by Harvard University with an annual cost of $47,730. The most expensive state for natural sciences is Maryland led by Johns Hopkins University.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 74.27% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 40.2% less than the median private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive option in the top 25 is Johns Hopkins University, which is the 53rd most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Universidad del Sagrado Corazon. It costs just $4,800 per year, and it is its natural sciences program is ranked #21. Another more affordable choice would be #17, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in Cayey Municipio, PR with a cost of $3,968 for in-state students and $5,952 for out-of-state students.