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2023 Sociology Cost

There are about 128,836 students enrolled in Sociology in the USA.

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Sociology is the 35th most expensive degree in the United States, with a median cost of $51,014 among the top 50 programs.

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 sociology programs predominantly led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. District of Columbia is the most expensive state for sociology led by American University and George Washington University.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 75.59% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 44.3% less than your average private school. So, if you're trying to find a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most costly option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is CUNY Hunter College. It costs just $14,880 per year, but it's ranked 89th for its sociology program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, SUNY at Albany  could be right for you, ranked #24 with an in-state cost of just $7,070. Another more affordable choice would be #21, Texas A & M University-College Station in Brazos County, TX with a cost of $8,532 for in-state students and $34,981 for out-of-state students.

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