Online Associates Degree Programs in Informatics That are Most Affordable

By Staff

Schools around the country that offer online associates degree in informatics programs charge a median tuition of $11,792 per year. The median tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 31.5%. The per annum median tuition was $8,964 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for colleges offering online informatics programs at the associates level from highest to lowest cost:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 3
Low cost 3
Average cost 4
Most expensive 4

Tuition of more than $15,120 per year is charged by the most expensive online associates degree in informatics colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, per annum tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $2,160 to $3,180. The least costly accredited online informatics associates degree schools are located in Montana, Texas, and Wisconsin.

  • Associate of Arts and Science in Biomedical Informatics Technician
  • Associate of Science in Informatics
  • Associate of Science in Health Informatics
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Healthcare Informatics
  • Health Information Technician Associate’s Degree
  • Health Information Technology

Of all informatics graduates with associates degrees from online colleges across the country, approximately 8% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 117,524 graduates in the nation, 8,765 are from the least costly colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the number of informatics graduates with associates degrees from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 639 graduates each year. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has decreased.

Other somewhat more expensive cost online informatics associates degree colleges charge students tuition ranging from $3,223 to $5,184 each year. Tuition in this range is charged by 3 of the 14 online colleges that offer associates degrees in informatics programs in the country.

In 2011, 31.3% of the country’s informatics associates level graduates received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 36,777 students. The number of graduates from these colleges and universities was only 36,365 students, a short 5 years earlier, in 2006. Thus, the number of graduates from these affordable online colleges has increased by 1%.

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