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2023 Urban Planning Cost

There are about 5,032 students enrolled in Urban Planning in the USA.

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Urban planning is the 267th most expensive degree in America, with a median cost of $26,138 amongst the top 50 programs.

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top-notch urban planning programs predominantly led by Rutgers University-New Brunswick with an annual cost of $29,012. New York is the most expensive state for urban planning led by Cornell University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 79.55% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 50.77% less than your average private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most expensive option in the top 25 is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Westfield State University. It costs just $7,050 per year, and it's its urban planning program is ranked #28. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, Florida Atlantic University  might be for you, ranked #17 with an in-state cost of just $2,522. Another more affordable option would be #10, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, CA with a cost of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for out-of-state students.

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