Online Associates Degree Programs in Teaching That Charge the Least Tuition

By Staff

A median tuition of $7,149 annually is charged by schools around the country offering online associates degree in teaching programs. Over the past few years, the median tuition has decreased by 9.5%. In 2007, the per annum median tuition was $7,896 at these online colleges and universities.

Online associates degree in teaching colleges can also be referred to as teacher education colleges. Below, the chart displays the tuition range for colleges offering online teaching programs at the associates level from most to least costly:

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

Tuition of more than $18,690 per annum is charged by the most expensive colleges and universities offering online associates degree in teaching programs. On the other hand, yearly tuition ranging from $1,584 to $1,808 is charged by the cheapest colleges. Arizona, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas are home to the least expensive accredited online teaching associates degree schools.

  • Associate of Art in Teaching – 4-8 Generalist
  • Associate of Arts of Teaching
  • Associate of Art in Teaching – EC-4 Early Childhood
  • Associate of Art in Teaching – EC-4 Generalist
  • Associate of Art in Teaching – Grades 8-12
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Teaching – Middle Grades (6-9)
  • AA in General Education
  • Associate of Arts in Education (Non-Licensure)
  • AA/Early Childhood Education
  • A.S. in Early Childhood Education

In 2011, an estimated 7% of teaching graduates with associates degrees from online colleges across the country earned credentials from these cheap programs. Therefore, of the 88,753 graduates from around the US, 6,250 are from the most inexpensive schools. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of teaching graduates with associates degrees from the lowest cost online colleges has decreased, while the number of graduates has also decreased by 1,770 graduates yearly.

Tuition ranging from $1,826 to $5,804 each year is charged by other somewhat more expensive online teaching associates degree colleges and universities. Of the 16 online colleges and universities that have associates degrees in teaching programs in the nation, 4 have tuition in this range.

A reported 34.5%, or 30,591 of the nation’s teaching associates level graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. Only 5 years prior, in 2006, only 11,357 students earned credentials from these colleges.

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