The 10 Most Expensive College Degrees in America

By on April 7, 2015

#5: University of Chicago – $250,000 for a 4-Year Degree

Number 5 on the list is the first to crack an average of $250,000 for an education, as the University of Chicago runs an average of just under $63,000 per year, making a degree from this prestigious school incredibly expensive.

However, while the cost is astronomical, it is very justifiable for a degree from the University of Chicago, which U.S. News ranks as the 4th best college in all of America currently. Year after year, this private research university, which has an undergraduate enrollment of just under 6,000, gives its students one of the finest educational experiences in the world.

The University of Chicago is one school that is guaranteed to look impressive on any resume, and help you get any job, so long as you are comfortable shelling out a ton of money to get that a prestigious degree from the school.


#4: New York University – $252,000 for  4-Year Degree

via  NYU

via NYU

New York City isn’t exactly known for being one of the cheapest places to live in general, so it shouldn’t come as any great surprise that going to New York City’s most prestigious university would be an expensive decision.

Indeed, NYU is one of the most expensive colleges in the world, with the cost of tuition, fees, and room and board stretching to approximately $63,000. A 4-year degree from this elite school will break the $250,000 barrier when all is said and done.

However, NYU is another school that has an educational value that makes the price just a little bit easier to swallow. Currently, U.S. News ranks the urban university as the 32nd best school in America, and the school also features certain programs (such as film and theater) that are arguably the finest in the world.

If you’re going to decide on an NYU education, though, you’d better make sure your earning potential is high, before coughing up $252,000 for a degree.

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