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2023 Political Science and Government Cost

There are about 119,850 students enrolled in Political Science and Government in the USA.

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Political science and government is the 11th most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $54,512 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #12, Art History, with a median cost of $54,340).

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

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 75.88% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 45.64% less than your average private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Florida State University. It costs just $16,540 per year, and it is its political science and government program is ranked #34. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of Florida  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #23 with an in-state cost of just $4,477. Another more affordable option would be #7, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Orange County, NC with a cost of $7,019 for in-state students and $34,198 for out-of-state students.

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