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The Academic Common Market - Get In-State Tuition at an Out-of-State School

Updated: Oct 12

The Academic Common Market allows students to study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college and pay in-state tuition rates. We took a deep dive into a few programs to help students consider leveraging a quality education at a lower price.

The examples below are for students residing in Maryland as of this blog's posting date:


· A Passion for the Fine Arts with the Practical? – University of Kentucky's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts Administration offers a comprehensive curriculum. Students interested in careers such as managing theatres, symphony halls, galleries, museums, community art councils, orchestras, art centers, and many other types of institutions might consider this major. Directed elective credits also offer concentrations in journalism, international studies, communication, and more.

· Want a Business Degree? – Most Colleges of Business have courses common to all programs, including business communications, statistics as well as accounting, economics, computer applications, and business law. Let's take a look at two Universities' Academic Common Market programs in which a student can earn a B.S. in Business Administration and receive in-state tuition. Students can also take directed course work to further enhance marketability – such as entrepreneurship, supply chain management, or human resources, for example.

o University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business – B.S. in Business Administration – Risk Management and Insurance




o University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business – B.S. in Business Administration – Business Analytics/Dual Concentration with Information Management



Chart for University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business


· Are you interested in Food Science or Pre-Vet? Consider studying Biosystems Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Flexibility in the curriculum allows students to customize their technical electives with an area of study in Food and Bioprocessing plus the opportunity to receive a certificate in Distilleries, Wine and Brewing or an approved pre-vet curriculum in which the student may obtain a biosystems engineering degree and simultaneously fulfill the requirements for admission to veterinary school

· Considering Law School? – Students can apply to law school with an undergraduate degree. Law schools are interested in the strength of GPA, test scores, and internship or research opportunities leveraged in a student's undergraduate years. Coastal Carolina's Intelligence and National Security Studies emphasizes a strong liberal arts perspective with concentrations in Political Science and Pre-Law.


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