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2023 Theatre Design and Technology Cost

There are about 4,515 students enrolled in Theatre Design and Technology in the USA.

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Theatre design and technology is the 175th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $32,025 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #176, Engineering Science, with a median cost of $31,985).

New England has the most expensive schools with top 50 theatre design and technology programs led by University of Connecticut with an annual cost of $36,466. The most expensive state for theatre design and technology is California led by California Institute of the Arts and Pepperdine University.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 74.88% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.96% less than your average private school. So be sure to look into public shools in your state ASAP.

The most costly option in the top 25 is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is University of North Georgia. It costs just $12,534 per year, and it's ranked 33rd for its theatre design and technology program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, CUNY New York City College of Technology  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #25 with an in-state cost of just $6,930. Another more affordable option would be #9, SUNY at Purchase College in Westchester County, NY with a cost of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for out-of-state students.

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