Online Colleges in Missouri (MO) Ranked by Cost

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Colleges in Missouri that have online programs require students to pay a median tuition of $10,800 per year. The median tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 18.8%. At these online Missouri colleges the median tuition per annum in 2007 was $9,088.

The following graph shows the range of tuition at online schools in Missouri offering programs from most to least expensive:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 9
Low cost 14
Average cost 10
Most expensive 12

At the high end, schools offering online programs charge students more than $17,748 in tuition per annum. However, yearly tuition charged by the cheapest colleges ranges from $2,688 to $5,685. The accredited online schools that are the least costly are located in Hillsboro, Moberly, Springfield, Trenton, and West Plains.

  • Associate of Arts in General Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration – Health Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Multimedia and Visual Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration – Health Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Networking and Telecommunications
  • Associate of Arts in Information Technology – Networking
  • Master of Health Administration – Gerontology

In 2011, of all graduates from online colleges and universities in Missouri, roughly 16% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. Therefore, of the 274,788 graduates from across Missouri, 43,841 are from the most inexpensive colleges. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of graduates from the least expensive online colleges has increased by 1,811 graduates yearly, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges has decreased.

Tuition ranging from $5,859 to $10,800 yearly is charged by other somewhat more expensive colleges and universities. Tuition in this range is charged by 14 of the 45 online colleges that have programs in Missouri.

Approximately 35.8% of the state’s graduates earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This represents 98,399 students. Only 67,639 students graduated from these colleges, only 5 years earlier, in 2006. Thus, from these low tuition online colleges and universities, the number of graduates has increased by 46%.

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1. Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, Missouri $2,688 $3,516
2. Moberly Area Community College Moberly, Missouri $2,820 $4,230
3. North Central Missouri College Trenton, Missouri $2,910 $4,050
4. Missouri State University West Plains, Missouri $3,060 $6,120
5. Jefferson College Hillsboro, Missouri $3,072 $4,080
6. Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, Missouri $3,778 $8,059
7. Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, Missouri $5,544 $10,479
8. Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri $5,580 $11,160
9. Lincoln University Jefferson City, Missouri $5,685 $10,915
10. University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, Missouri $5,859 $11,718
11. Columbia College Columbia, Missouri $7,016 $7,016
12. University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri $7,368 $18,957
13. University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri $7,368 $19,383
14. Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, Missouri $7,368 $19,383
15. University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri $7,368 $18,957
16. Park University Parkville, Missouri $8,848 $8,848
17. University of Phoenix Springfield, Missouri $9,480 $9,480
18. Central Christian College of the Bible Moberly, Missouri $9,600 $9,600
19. Vatterott College St. Joseph, Missouri $9,600 $9,600
20. University of Phoenix Kansas City, Missouri $10,380 $10,380

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