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2023 Philosophy Cost

There are about 24,371 students enrolled in Philosophy in the USA.

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Philosophy is the 13th most expensive degree in the nation, with a median cost of $54,318 for the top 50 programs.

New England has the most expensive schools with top 50 philosophy programs led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. The most expensive state for philosophy is Vermont led by Middlebury College and Saint Michael's College.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 78.24% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 46.93% less than the median private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is University of South Florida-Main Campus. It costs just $15,473 per year, but it's ranked 93rd for its philosophy program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of California-Santa Barbara  could be for you, ranked #20 with an in-state cost of just $11,442. Another more affordable choice would be #19, University of California-Berkeley in Alameda County, CA with a cost of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for out-of-state students.

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