Online Bookkeeping Programs Ranked by Cost of Tuition

By Staff

The median tuition charged by colleges and universities across the nation that have online bookkeeping programs is $3,258 yearly. Over the past few years, there has been a 35.7% increase in the median tuition. In 2007, the median tuition at these online schools was $2,401 per annum.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for online bookkeeping colleges from highest to lowest cost:

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

At the high end, schools with online bookkeeping programs charge students more than $14,766 in tuition each year. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition in the range of $1,808 to $2,160 yearly is charged by the cheapest schools. Nebraska and North Carolina are home to the most inexpensive accredited online bookkeeping schools.

  • A.S. in Accounting
  • Associate in Accounting
  • Associate of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Accounting (Associate’s)
  • Accounting, AA (Online)
  • Associate of Science in Accounting
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounting Associate’s Degree
  • Associate of Arts in Accounting
  • Accounting A.A.S.

In 2011, of all bookkeeping graduates from online colleges and universities in the nation, an estimated 9% earned credentials from these cheap programs. Therefore, of the 64,160 graduates from around the US, 5,583 are from the most inexpensive schools. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of bookkeeping graduates from the least expensive online schools has increased by 542 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.

Tuition ranging from $2,765 to $2,820 per annum is charged by other somewhat more expensive online bookkeeping colleges. Tuition in this range is charged by 2 of the 9 online colleges offering bookkeeping programs in the country.

A reported 14.6%, or 9,344 of the nation’s bookkeeping graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. In 2006, which was only 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these colleges was only 8,528 students. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these cheap online colleges has increased by 10%.

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