Online BSN Programs That Charge the Least Tuition

By Staff

A yearly median tuition of $9,720 is charged by schools with online BSN programs around the country. In recent years, there has been a 28.3% increase in the median tuition. At these online colleges the median tuition per year in 2007 was $7,575.

The range of tuition at online BSN colleges is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 41
Low cost 41
Average cost 65
Most expensive 38

Tuition of more than $19,628 each year is charged by the most expensive colleges and universities with online BSN programs. The cheapest colleges, however, have yearly tuition costs ranging from $1,714 to $5,228. The accredited online BSN schools that are the most inexpensive are located in Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Carolina.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program
  • Bachelor’s – Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in RN To BSN
  • RN to Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Associate of Arts and Science in RN To BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing in RN – BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing in RN To BSN
  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse – R.N. to B.S.N.)

These reasonably priced programs graduated roughly 25% of nursing graduates from online schools around the US in 2011. Therefore, of the 1,868,881 graduates in the nation, 466,497 are from the most inexpensive colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of nursing graduates from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 61,973 graduates per year.

Yearly tuition in the range of $5,235 to $8,500 is charged by other somewhat more costly online BSN colleges. Tuition in this range is charged by 41 of the 185 online colleges offering BSN programs in the country.

A reported 35.1%, or 655,087 of the nation’s nursing graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. Only 477,465 students graduated from these colleges and universities, a short 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 37% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

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