Online Bachelors Degree Programs in Education That Charge the Least Tuition

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Colleges and universities across the nation offering online bachelors degree in education programs charge students a median tuition of $9,780 per year. In recent years, there has been a 31.1% increase in the median tuition. In 2007, the median tuition at these online colleges and universities was $7,462 yearly.

The range of tuition at colleges offering online education programs at the bachelors level is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 78
Low cost 82
Average cost 97
Most expensive 75

A yearly tuition of over $22,000 is charged by the costliest online bachelors degree in education colleges and universities. The cheapest colleges and universities, on the other hand, require students to pay per annum tuition costs in the range of $970 to $5,336. The accredited online education bachelors degree schools that are the least expensive are located in Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Special Education: Autism (Grades K-12
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education – Administration: Infant and Toddler Care
  • Bachelor of College Studies – Special Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Special Education Generalist (Grades K-12)
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education – Birth Through Kindergarten
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Bilingual
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education – Mathematics

Of all education graduates with bachelors degrees from online colleges across the country, approximately 25% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 895,359 of the 3,615,305 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of education graduates with bachelors degrees from the lowest cost online schools has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 33,061 graduates per year.

Tuition ranging from $5,340 to $9,603 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive online education bachelors degree schools. Tuition in this range is charged by 82 of the 332 online colleges with bachelors degrees in education programs in the country.

In 2011, 36.2% of the country’s education bachelors level graduates received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 1,307,514 students. Just 5 years prior, in 2006, only 1,116,461 students earned credentials from these schools. Thus, the number of graduates from these low tuition online colleges has increased by 17%.

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1. Framingham State University Framingham, Massachusetts $970 $7,050
2. Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas $1,200 $1,920
3. Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
4. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
5. Edison State College Fort Myers, Florida $2,157 $8,002
6. Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, North Carolina $2,274 $11,420
7. New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, New Mexico $2,328 $4,008
8. North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro, North Carolina $2,621 $12,063
9. Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico $2,688 $8,220
10. Langston University Langston, Oklahoma $2,772 $8,631
11. University of Montana Western Dillon, Montana $2,802 $12,100
12. Western Carolina University Cullowhee, North Carolina $2,816 $12,413
13. University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida $2,820 $13,453
14. Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico $2,832 $12,432
15. Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida $2,870 $16,627
16. East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina $2,881 $14,955
17. University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming $2,970 $11,280
18. University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota $2,994 $4,491
19. Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, Louisiana $3,002 $10,744
20. University of Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana $3,013 $10,302

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