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A median tuition of $4,689 annually is charged by schools around the country offering online associates degree in nursing programs. The median tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 74.4%. In 2007, the annual median tuition was $2,688 at these online schools.
Below, the chart displays the tuition range for colleges offering online ADN programs at the associates level from highest to lowest cost:
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At the high end, schools with online associates degree in nursing programs charge students more than $7,590 in tuition yearly. But, tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $600 to $2,160 per year. Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming are home to the lowest cost accredited online nursing associates degree schools.
- 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
Approximately 28% of nursing graduates with associates degrees from online schools around the US graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 134,759 graduates from around the US, 37,599 are from the least costly schools. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of nursing graduates with associates degrees from the least expensive online schools has increased by 13,814 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has also increased.
Other somewhat more expensive cost online nursing associates degree colleges and universities charge students tuition ranging from $2,190 to $3,192 yearly. Tuition in this range is charged by 9 of the 46 online colleges that offer associates degrees in nursing programs in the country.
In 2011, 34.7% of the country’s nursing associates level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 46,743 students. In 2006, which was a short 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these colleges and universities was only 43,562 students. This represents a 7% increase in the number of graduates from these affordable online schools.
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|1. Panola College||Carthage, Texas||$600||$600|
|2. Randolph Community College||Asheboro, North Carolina||$1,356||$5,964|
|3. Sandhills Community College||Pinehurst, North Carolina||$1,600||$7,722|
|4. Casper College||Casper, Wyoming||$1,632||$4,896|
|5. Broward College||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||$1,676||$1,676|
|6. Pitt Community College||Winterville, North Carolina||$1,894||$8,038|
|7. Palm Beach State College||Lake Worth, Florida||$2,138||$7,752|
|8. Southeast Community College Area||Lincoln, Nebraska||$2,160||$2,655|
|9. Miami Dade College||Miami, Florida||$2,190||$8,765|
|10. Kennebec Valley Community College||Fairfield, Maine||$2,520||$5,040|
|11. Walters State Community College||Morristown, Tennessee||$2,832||$11,688|
|12. University of South Dakota||Vermillion, South Dakota||$2,994||$4,491|
|13. Indian Hills Community College||Ottumwa, Iowa||$3,120||$4,680|
|14. Lower Columbia College||Longview, Washington||$3,126||$3,891|
|15. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College||Fennimore, Wisconsin||$3,180||$4,770|
|16. Ellsworth Community College||Iowa Falls, Iowa||$3,192||$3,984|
|17. Marshalltown Community College||Marshalltown, Iowa||$3,192||$3,432|
|18. Cuyahoga Community College District||Cleveland, Ohio||$3,354||$6,868|
|19. Mercer County Community College||West Windsor, New Jersey||$3,480||$5,520|
|20. Highland Community College||Freeport, Illinois||$3,576||$3,768|