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2023 Religious Studies Cost

There are about 13,930 students enrolled in Religious Studies in the USA.

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Religious studies is the 18th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $53,995 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #19, Biochemistry, with a median cost of $53,801).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 religious studies programs predominantly led by Wesleyan University with an annual cost of $56,704. Rhode Island is the most expensive state for religious studies led by Brown University.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 74.36% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 31.56% 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 religious studies 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 CUNY Hunter College. It costs just $14,880 per year but is its religious studies program is ranked #99. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, Andrews University  is probably for you, ranked #20 with an in-state cost of just $28,992. Another more affordable pick would be #21, University of California-Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, CA with a cost of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for out-of-state students.

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