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2023 Social Studies Teacher Education Cost

There are about 4,898 students enrolled in Social Studies Teacher Education in the USA.

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Social studies teacher education is the 346th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $19,719 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #347, Teaching English as a Second Language, with a median cost of $19,714).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top of the line social studies teacher education programs led by Boston University with an annual cost of $54,720. Massachusetts is the most expensive state for social studies teacher education also led by Boston University.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 69.27% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 33.89% less than the median private school. So, if you're trying to find a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition as soon as possible.

The most expensive option in the top 25 is Boston University, which is the 62nd most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Idaho. It costs just $4,208 per year but is ranked 56th for its social studies teacher education program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, CUNY Brooklyn College  could be a good fit for you, ranked #8 with an in-state cost of just $6,930. Another more affordable pick would be #13, CUNY Hunter College in New York County, NY with a cost of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for out-of-state students.

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