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Which College Major Has the Most Expensive Textbooks

Posted by Robert Tolmach on

The brilliant folks at Priceeonomics wrote about the cost of textbooks for various majors.:

They noted that textbooks for certain majors are particularly expensive--sometimes four times as expensive as the books for the least expensive ones.

They used data from the University of Virginia--all the textbooks for courses in the Fall 2015 semester: nearly 5,000 textbooks from more than 750 courses. 

See this chart to see the results. They assume all books are bought new, and students buy all required and optional textbooks.


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