Affordable Online Training, Certification And Certificate Programs in Social Science

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An annual average tuition of $7,694 is charged by colleges that offer online certification, certificate and training in social science programs in the US. In recent years, there has been a 27% increase in the average tuition. The per annum average tuition was $6,057 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.

The tuition range for colleges offering online social science programs at the training and certification level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the highest to lowest cost colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 22
Low cost 19
Average cost 18
Most expensive 26

At the high end, schools offering online training and certification /certificate in social science programs charge students more than $11,700 in tuition yearly. But, the cheapest colleges and universities charge per annum tuition costs in the range of $600 to $1,808. California, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Texas are home to the least expensive accredited online social science training and certification /certificate schools.

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These cheap programs graduated an estimated 25% of social science graduates with certificate and certification /training from online schools around the US in 2011. This represents 97,008 of the 383,851 graduates from across the country. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of social science graduates with certificate and certification from the most inexpensive online schools has increased. Also, the number of graduates has increased by 44,995 graduates per year.

Other somewhat more costly online social science training and certification /certificate schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $1,968 to $3,354. Of the 85 online colleges and universities with training in social science programs in the nation, 19 offer programs with tuition in this range.

A reported 20%, or 76,720 of the nation’s social science certificate and certification/certificate level graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. The number of graduates from these schools was only 54,151 students, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 42% increase in the number of students graduating from these cheap online schools.

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1. Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, Massachusetts $600 $5,520
2. Taft College Taft, California $780 $6,270
3. Trinity Valley Community College Athens, Texas $800 $2,400
4. Amarillo College Amarillo, Texas $864 $1,824
5. Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott, Kansas $1,320 $3,000
6. Randolph Community College Asheboro, North Carolina $1,356 $5,964
7. Craven Community College New Bern, North Carolina $1,356 $5,964
8. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts $1,454 $8,568
9. Forsyth Technical Community College Winston Salem, North Carolina $1,462 $7,798
10. Central Georgia Technical College Macon, Georgia $1,620 $3,240
11. Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, Wyoming $1,632 $4,986
12. Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
13. Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, Nebraska $1,680 $2,016
14. Rio Salado College Tempe, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
15. University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,758
16. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
17. Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, Kansas $1,767 $3,224
18. Surry Community College Dobson, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952
19. Wayne Community College Goldsboro, North Carolina $1,808 $8,024
20. Southwestern Community College Sylva, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952

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