Online Associates Degree Programs in Art That are Low Cost

By Staff

Colleges and universities across the nation offering online associates degree in art programs charge students a median tuition of $1,704 per year. There has been a 34% decrease in the median tuition over the past few years. At these online schools the median tuition annually in 2007 was $2,580.

Online associates degree in art colleges and universities are sometimes called art and design colleges and universities. The tuition range for colleges offering online art programs at the associates 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 2
Most expensive 3

A yearly tuition of over $3,328 is charged by the costliest schools that offer online associates degree in art programs. On the other hand, the cheapest colleges have yearly tuition costs ranging from $990 to $1,284. The accredited online art associates degree schools that are the least expensive are located in Arizona and Texas.

  • Associate of Arts in Art
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences – Theatre Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Fine Art – Sculpture
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Visual Art
  • Associate of Arts in Fine Art – Printmaking
  • Associate of Science in General Studies – Fine Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Fine Art – Painting and Drawing
  • Associate of Art in Arts
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Game Animation and Art

Of all art graduates with associates degrees from online colleges across the country, approximately 23% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 47,914 graduates from around the US, 10,835 are from the least costly schools. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of art graduates with associates degrees from the least expensive online colleges and universities has decreased by 8,132 graduates annually, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has increased.

Other somewhat more costly online art associates degree colleges charge a yearly tuition in the range of $1,320 to $1,584. A reported 2 of the 9 online schools with associates degrees in art programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 1,228 students received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 3% of the country’s art associates level graduates. As much as 5,966 students earned credentials from these schools in 2006, which was just 5 years prior. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has decreased by 79%.

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