Online Colleges in Arizona (AZ) Ranked by Cost

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Colleges and universities across Arizona that have online programs require students to pay an average tuition of $10,463 per year. There has been a 36.2% increase in the average tuition over the past few years. At these online Arizona schools the average tuition annually in 2007 was $7,682.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for online colleges in Arizona offering programs from highest to lowest cost:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 6
Low cost 5
Average cost 6
Most expensive 5

A yearly tuition of over $17,316 is charged by the costliest schools that have online programs. The cheapest schools, however, have tuition ranging from $1,284 to $1,704 each year. The accredited online schools that are the most inexpensive are located in Avondale, Douglas, Thatcher, and Tucson.

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science/Doctor of Nurse Practice
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Science in Optical Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources – Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication – Marketing and Sales Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Business – Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business – Finance

In 2011, an estimated 10% of graduates from online colleges across Arizona earned credentials from these cheap programs. This represents 20,773 of the 200,372 graduates in Arizona. From 2006 to 2011, the number of graduates from the least costly online schools has increased by 1,645 graduates per year. However, the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.

Tuition ranging from $2,040 to $7,793 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive colleges. Tuition in this range is charged by 5 of the 22 online colleges that offer programs in Arizona.

In 2011, 61.3% of the state’s graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 122,884 students. The number of graduates from these colleges and universities was only 92,125 students, a short 5 years earlier, in 2006. Therefore, from these cheap online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has increased by 33%.

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1. Pima Community College Tucson, Arizona $1,284 $6,456
2. Cochise College Douglas, Arizona $1,490 $8,004
3. Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, Arizona $1,520 $8,120
4. Rio Salado College Tempe, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
5. GateWay Community College Phoenix, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
6. Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
7. Coconino County Community College Flagstaff, Arizona $2,040 $6,840
8. Mohave Community College Kingman, Arizona $2,070 $6,210
9. Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona $6,964 $19,364
10. University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona $7,614 $23,974
11. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
12. University of Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona $9,720 $9,720
13. University of Phoenix Tucson, Arizona $9,720 $9,720
14. Ottawa University Phoenix, Arizona $9,840 $9,840
15. DeVry University Phoenix, Arizona $14,766 $14,766
16. Everest College Phoenix, Arizona $15,024 $15,024
17. Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona $16,500 $16,500
18. Art Institute of Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona $17,316 $17,316
19. University of Advancing Technology Tempe, Arizona $19,100 $19,100
20. Argosy University Phoenix, Arizona $19,440 $19,440

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