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2023 Social Sciences Cost

There are about 117,405 students enrolled in Social Sciences in the USA.

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Social sciences is the 226th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $28,968 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #227, Human Development and Family Studies, with a median cost of $28,911).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 social sciences programs led by University of Bridgeport with an annual cost of $31,920. Louisiana is the most expensive state for social sciences led by Tulane University of Louisiana.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 74.63% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 43.42% less than the median private school. So be sure to check out public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for social sciences is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Oglala Lakota College. It costs just $2,016 per year, but it's ranked 94th for its social sciences program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee  might be for you, ranked #21 with an in-state cost of just $4,206. Another more affordable pick would be #18, University of South Florida-Main Campus in Hillsborough County, FL with a cost of $4,559 for in-state students and $15,473 for out-of-state students.

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