Online Certificate Programs in Public Administration With the Most Affordable Tuition

By Staff

A median tuition of $3,775 annually is charged by colleges and universities across the nation with online certificate in public administration programs. The median tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 52.3%. The yearly median tuition at these online colleges in 2007 was $2,478.

Online certificate in public administration colleges and universities are sometimes called public management colleges and universities. The tuition range for colleges offering online public administration programs at the certificate level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the highest to lowest cost colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 0
Average cost 0
Most expensive 2

At the high end, schools with online certificate in public administration programs charge students more than $4,196 in tuition yearly. But, tuition in the range of $1,704 to $3,354 each year is charged by the cheapest colleges and universities. The accredited online public administration certificate schools that are the lowest cost are located in Arizona and Ohio.

In 2011, of all public administration graduates with certificate from online colleges and universities in the nation, roughly 33% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 11,656 of the 35,788 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of public administration graduates with certificate from the lowest cost online colleges has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 4,859 graduates yearly.

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