Online Colleges in Kansas (KS) Ranked by Cost

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The median tuition charged by colleges and universities across Kansas that offer online programs is $7,875 yearly. In recent years, the median tuition has increased by 40%. The yearly median tuition was $5,625 at these online Kansas colleges in 2007.

The tuition range for online colleges in Kansas offering programs from most to least costly is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 7
Low cost 7
Average cost 8
Most expensive 7

At the high end, schools with online programs charge students more than $17,748 in tuition annually. The cheapest colleges and universities, on the other hand, require students to pay tuition in the range of $1,280 to $3,035 yearly. Arkansas City, El Dorado, Fort Scott, Great Bend, and Liberal are home to the least costly accredited online schools.

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Operations Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Specialized Ministry in Theology – Youth and Young Adult Ministry
  • PhD in Personal Financial Planning
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Orthopedic
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Of all graduates from online colleges across Kansas, approximately 15% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 16,343 of the 109,076 graduates from across Kansas. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of graduates from the lowest cost online colleges has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 10,146 graduates yearly.

Tuition ranging from $3,614 to $7,740 each year is charged by other somewhat more expensive colleges and universities. Of the 29 online colleges and universities that offer programs in Kansas, 7 charge students tuition in this range.

A reported 42.8%, or 46,732 of the state’s graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. The number of graduates from these colleges was only 37,592 students, only 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 24% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

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1. Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Liberal, Kansas $1,280 $2,176
2. Labette Community College Parsons, Kansas $1,320 $1,320
3. Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott, Kansas $1,320 $3,000
4. Barton County Community College Great Bend, Kansas $1,636 $2,408
5. Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, Kansas $1,767 $3,224
6. Butler Community College El Dorado, Kansas $1,995 $3,555
7. Fort Hays State University Hays, Kansas $3,035 $11,432
8. Emporia State University Emporia, Kansas $3,614 $13,324
9. Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, Kansas $3,868 $12,608
10. Wichita State University Wichita, Kansas $4,722 $12,756
11. Washburn University Topeka, Kansas $6,210 $14,100
12. Central Baptist Theological Seminary Shawnee, Kansas $6,480 $6,480
13. Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas $6,672 $17,700
14. Cleveland Chiropractic College Overland Park, Kansas $7,740 $7,740
15. University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas $7,875 $20,680
16. Ottawa University Overland Park, Kansas $9,480 $9,480
17. University of Phoenix Wichita, Kansas $9,720 $9,720
18. Barclay College Haviland, Kansas $11,000 $11,000
19. National American University Overland Park, Kansas $12,110 $12,110
20. National American University Wichita, Kansas $12,110 $12,110

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