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2023 Psychology Cost

There are about 570,593 students enrolled in Psychology in the USA.

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Psychology is the 21st most expensive major in America, with a median cost of $53,660 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #22, French Language and Literature, with a median cost of $53,526).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top-notch psychology programs led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. The most expensive state for psychology is Vermont led by Bennington College and Middlebury College.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 72.3% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.62% less than the median private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

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 America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is CUNY Queens College. It costs just $14,880 per year, but it is ranked 59th for its psychology program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Florida International University  could be right for you, ranked #5 with an in-state cost of just $4,721. Another more affordable choice would be #12, University of Central Florida in Orange County, FL with a cost of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for out-of-state students.

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