An average tuition of $14,247 annually is charged by schools around the country with online bachelors degree in therapy programs. Over the past few years, the average tuition has increased by 9.7%. The per annum average tuition was $12,993 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.
The following graph shows the range of tuition at colleges offering online therapy programs at the bachelors level from least to most affordable:
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The most expensive colleges that offer online bachelors degree in therapy programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $24,780. The cheapest schools, however, have annual tuition costs ranging from $3,044 to $5,093. North Carolina and Texas are home to the most inexpensive accredited online therapy bachelors degree schools.
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Studies – Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences – Radiation Therapy
- Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy
- Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies in Allied Health – Advanced Respiratory Therapy
In 2011, these low tuition programs graduated approximately 17% of therapy graduates with bachelors degrees from online colleges and universities in the nation. This represents 39,980 of the 239,709 graduates from around the US. From 2006 to 2011, the number of therapy graduates with bachelors degrees from the least costly online schools has increased by 39,087 graduates per year. However, the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.
Tuition ranging from $5,336 to $7,508 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive online therapy bachelors degree colleges and universities. Of the 15 online colleges and universities offering bachelors degrees in therapy programs in the nation, 4 charge tuition in this range.
In 2011, 62,049 students received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 26% of the country’s therapy bachelors level graduates. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, as much as 76,118 students earned credentials from these colleges and universities. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these cheap online colleges has decreased by 19%.
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