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2023 Recreational Therapy Cost

There are about 3,232 students enrolled in Recreational Therapy in the USA.

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Recreational therapy is the 349th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $19,600 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #350, Behavioral Sciences, with a median cost of $19,533).

New England has the most expensive schools with top 50 recreational therapy programs predominantly led by University of Southern Maine with an annual cost of $20,692. Indiana is the most expensive state for recreational therapy led by Indiana Institute of Technology.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 61.51% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 20.65% less than the median private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for recreational therapy is Calvin University. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Southern University and A & M College. It costs just $4,972 per year, and it is its recreational therapy program is ranked #12. Another more affordable choice would be #15, Western Carolina University in Jackson County, NC with a cost of $1,000 for in-state students and $5,000 for out-of-state students.

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