Online Associates Degree Programs in Medical Coding With the Most Affordable Tuition

By Staff

Schools around the country offering online associates degree in medical coding programs charge students a median tuition of $10,785 per year. The median tuition has increased by 21.9% in recent years. The yearly median tuition was $8,850 at these online colleges in 2007.

The tuition range for colleges offering online medical coding programs at the associates level from most to least costly is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 0
Average cost 0
Most expensive 3

A yearly tuition of over $10,785 is charged by the costliest schools that have online associates degree in medical coding programs. On the other hand, tuition charged by the cheapest colleges ranges from $1,767 to $7,470 annually. The lowest cost accredited online medical coding associates degree schools are located in Kansas and West Virginia.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management Systems – Medical Coding and Billing
  • Associate of Science in Medical Coding
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Medical Coding
  • Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding (ASMBIC)
  • Medical Billing and Coding Associates
  • Healthcare Reimbursement

Of all medical coding graduates with associates degrees from online colleges across the country, approximately 39% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 6,953 graduates from around the US, 2,733 are from the most inexpensive schools. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of medical coding graduates with associates degrees from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 1,715 graduates per year.

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