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2023 Painting Cost

There are about 2,175 students enrolled in Painting in the USA.

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Painting is the 162nd most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $32,850 amongst the top 50 programs.

The Great Lakes have the most expensive schools with excellent painting programs led by Cleveland Institute of Art with an annual cost of $40,480. The most expensive state for painting is Rhode Island led by Rhode Island School of Design.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 72.27% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 35.86% less than your average private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for painting is Boston University, which is the 62nd most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German. It costs just $4,560 per year, and it is ranked 23rd for its painting program. Another more affordable pick would be #19, Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Diseno de Puerto Rico in San Juan Municipio, PR with a cost of $2,860 for in-state students and $5,020 for out-of-state students.

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