Online Certificate Programs in Entrepreneurship Ranked by Cost of Tuition

By Staff

Colleges and universities across the nation that have online certificate in entrepreneurship programs require students to pay an average tuition of $3,050 per year. The average tuition has increased by 18.6% in recent years. The average tuition each year was $2,571 at these online schools in 2007.

The tuition range for colleges offering online entrepreneurship programs at the certificate level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 3
Low cost 4
Average cost 4
Most expensive 4

A yearly tuition of over $4,439 is charged by the costliest schools that offer online certificate in entrepreneurship programs. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition at the cheapest colleges is in the range of $1,356 to $1,685 per year. The least expensive accredited online entrepreneurship certificate schools are located in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

In 2011, roughly 9% of entrepreneurship graduates with certificate from online colleges across the country earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. Therefore, of the 70,927 graduates in the nation, 6,245 are from the most inexpensive colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the number of entrepreneurship graduates with certificate from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 2,964 graduates each year. Also, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has increased.

Other somewhat more expensive cost online entrepreneurship certificate schools charge students tuition ranging from $1,752 to $2,025 each year. An estimated 4 of the 15 online schools that offer certificate in entrepreneurship programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 13.9%, or 9,842 of the country’s entrepreneurship certificate level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. The number of graduates from these schools was only 8,621 students, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. This represents a 14% increase in the number of graduates from these affordable online schools.

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