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2023 Physician Assistant Studies Cost

There are about 21,446 students enrolled in Physician Assistant Studies in the USA.

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Physician assistant studies is the 106th most expensive major in the US, with a median cost of $38,770 among the top 50 programs.

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 physician assistant studies programs led by Springfield College with an annual cost of $38,770. The most expensive state for physician assistant studies is New York led by Hofstra University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 67.83% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 36.35% less than the median 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 physician assistant studies is Wagner College, which is the 161st most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Cleveland State University. It costs just $15,290 per year and is ranked 13th for its physician assistant studies program. Another more affordable pick would be #12, Pennsylvania College of Technology in Lycoming County, PA with a cost of $14,670 for in-state students and $22,020 for out-of-state students.

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