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Cheap Online Library Science Masters Degree Colleges

The median tuition charged by colleges in the US that offer online masters degree in library science programs is $4,970 yearly. There has been a 15.9% increase in the median tuition over the past few years. At these online schools the median tuition annually in 2007 was $4,290.

The tuition range for colleges offering online library science programs at the masters level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 2
Average cost 0
Most expensive 3

A yearly tuition of over $5,363 is charged by the costliest online masters degree in library science colleges and universities. The cheapest colleges and universities, on the other hand, require students to pay tuition in the range of $3,243 to $3,614 per year. Kansas and North Carolina are home to the lowest cost accredited online library science masters degree schools.

  • Master of Library Science - Reference
  • Master of Library Science - School Library Media
  • Master of Arts in Information Science and Learning Technologies - Library Science
  • Master of Library and Information Studies - Library Science
  • Master of Arts in Education in Library Science
  • Master of Science in Library Science
  • Master of Arts in Library Science
  • Master of Library Science
  • MA/Education - Library and Media

In 2011, these low tuition programs graduated approximately 20% of library science graduates with masters degrees from online colleges and universities in the nation. Therefore, of the 111,111 graduates from around the US, 21,836 are from the least costly schools. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of library science graduates with masters degrees from the most inexpensive online colleges and universities has increased. Also, the number of graduates has increased by 2,298 graduates each year.

Other somewhat more costly online library science masters degree colleges charge a yearly tuition in the range of $4,032 to $4,970. Approximately 2 of the 7 online schools offering masters degrees in library science programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

Approximately 42,879 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 39% of the nation's library science masters level graduates. Just 5 years prior, in 2006, only 38,050 students earned credentials from these schools. This is a 13% increase in the number of students graduating from these cheap online schools.

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1. University of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina $3,243 $15,004
2. Emporia State University Emporia, Kansas $3,614 $13,324
3. Texas Woman's University Denton, Texas $4,032 $11,472
4. University at Buffalo Buffalo, New York $4,970 $13,380
5. University of North Texas Denton, Texas $5,363 $12,803
6. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, Pennsylvania $5,804 $14,510
7. Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, Pennsylvania $5,804 $11,608

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