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2023 Photography Cost

There are about 10,740 students enrolled in Photography in the USA.

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Photography is the 171st most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $32,411 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #172, Information Technology, with a median cost of $32,310).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top 50 photography programs led by Pratt Institute-Main with an annual cost of $51,754. Rhode Island is the most expensive state for photography led by Rhode Island School of Design.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 70.83% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 37.51% less than your average private school. So, if you're trying to find a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is Syracuse University, which is the 94th 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 is its photography program is ranked #49. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, Brigham Young University-Provo  could be for you, ranked #25 with an in-state cost of just $5,790. Another more affordable pick would be #19, 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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