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2023 Physics Cost

There are about 40,454 students enrolled in Physics in the USA.

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Physics is the 20th most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $53,725 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #21, Psychology, with a median cost of $53,660).

New England has the most expensive schools with high quality physics programs predominantly led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. The most expensive state for physics is Maine led by Bates College and Bowdoin College.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 78.32% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 47.82% less than your average private school. So be sure to look into public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for physics is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Stony Brook University. It costs just $24,740 per year, and it is ranked 45th for its physics program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of Washington-Seattle Campus  is probably for you, ranked #4 with an in-state cost of just $10,370. Another more affordable choice would be #23, The University of Texas at Austin in Travis County, TX with a cost of $10,824 for in-state students and $38,326 for out-of-state students.

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