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2023 Urban Studies Cost

There are about 3,169 students enrolled in Urban Studies in the USA.

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Urban studies is the 174th most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $32,136 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #175, Theatre Design and Technology, with a median cost of $32,025).

New England has the most expensive schools with first-rate urban studies programs predominantly led by Trinity College with an annual cost of $56,380. Rhode Island is the most expensive state for urban studies led by Brown University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 78.59% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 49.33% less than your average private school. So make sure to look into public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for urban studies is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is College of Charleston. It costs just $70 per year, and it's its urban studies program is ranked #39. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, CUNY Hunter College  is probably for you, ranked #23 with an in-state cost of just $6,930. Another more affordable choice would be #17, CUNY Queens College in Queens County, NY with a cost of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for out-of-state students.

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