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8. Drexel University

Total Cost: $57,975
Tuition: $41,500
Room & Board: $14,175
Fees: $2,300

Drexel University is a Philadelphia research institution that offers a combination of traditional classroom time and off-campus work it calls cooperative education. According to Drexel's website, co-op students can choose from over 1,200 employers internationally, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft and Lockheed Martin.

The cost of a year at Drexel depends on the type of co-op education the student chooses. Campus Grotto uses the university’s figures for a four-year course of study with one or no co-op options as the basis for its total cost of $57,975.

Tom Ipri