Online ADN Programs That are Your Most Inexpensive Options

By Staff

Colleges in the US that have online ADN programs require students to pay a median tuition of $4,689 per year. The median tuition has increased by 74.4% in recent years. The median tuition each year was $2,688 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.

The range of tuition at online ADN colleges is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 8
Low cost 9
Average cost 9
Most expensive 20

The most expensive colleges that offer online ADN programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $7,590. But, the cheapest schools charge annual tuition costs in the range of $600 to $2,160. The least expensive accredited online ADN schools are located in Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming.

  • Associate of Arts and Science in Nursing – Generic
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Nursing – Registered Nurse
  • Associate of Science in Nursing – Paramedic
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Arts in Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Associate in Nursing
  • Associate of Science of Nursing

These reasonably priced programs graduated roughly 28% of nursing graduates from online schools around the US in 2011. This represents 37,599 of the 134,759 graduates in the nation. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of nursing graduates from the most inexpensive online colleges has increased. Also, the number of graduates has increased by 13,814 graduates per annum.

Other somewhat more expensive online ADN colleges and universities charge students tuition ranging from $2,190 to $3,192 annually. Of the 46 online colleges and universities offering ADN programs in the nation, 9 charge tuition in this range.

Approximately 46,743 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 35% of the nation’s nursing graduates. The number of students graduating from these colleges was only 43,562 students in 2006, which was only 5 years prior. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these cheap online colleges has increased by 7%.

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