Online Associates Degree Programs in Telecommunications That are Your Most Inexpensive Options

By Staff

The average tuition charged by colleges and universities across the nation that have online associates degree in telecommunications programs is $14,880 yearly. The average tuition has decreased in recent years. This change in tuition was about 1%. The per annum average tuition at these online colleges and universities in 2007 was $14,891.

The tuition range for colleges offering online telecommunications programs at the associates level from highest to lowest cost is displayed in the following graph:

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

Tuition of more than $30,282 annually is charged by the most expensive online associates degree in telecommunications colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, the cheapest colleges require students to pay yearly tuition costs in the range of $1,808 to $4,377. Minnesota and North Carolina are home to the least expensive accredited online telecommunications associates degree schools.

  • Associate of Arts and Science in Telecommunications and Networking Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Telecommunications – Digital Media Studies
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Information and Telecommunications Technology
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Applied Arts and Science – Telecommunications
  • Associate of Science in Applied Information Technology – Telecommunications

A reported 7% of telecommunications graduates with associates degrees from online schools around the US graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 77,842 graduates from across the country, 5,642 are from the least costly colleges. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of telecommunications graduates with associates degrees from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. Also, the number of graduates has decreased by 713 graduates per year.

Other somewhat more expensive cost online telecommunications associates degree colleges and universities charge students tuition ranging from $5,388 to $14,766 annually. Tuition in this range is charged by 2 of the 6 online colleges that offer associates degrees in telecommunications programs in the country.

Approximately 44,423 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 57% of the nation’s telecommunications associates level graduates.

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