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An annual median tuition of $17,748 is charged by colleges that have online design programs in the US. Over the past few years, the median tuition has increased by 40.1%. In 2007, the annual median tuition was $12,667 at these online schools.
The range of tuition at online design colleges from least to most affordable is shown in the following chart:
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A yearly tuition of over $19,440 is charged by the costliest schools that offer online design programs. On the other end of the spectrum, annual tuition at the cheapest schools is in the range of $600 to $4,377. California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Montana, and North Carolina are home to the most inexpensive accredited online design schools.
- Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Development
- Associate of Arts and Science in Web Design and Interactive Media
- Master of Science in Education – Media Design and Technology
- Associate of Arts and Science in Multimedia Technologies – Digital Design and Animation
- Master of Arts in Software Design and Programming
- Associate of Arts and Science in Web Graphic Design
- Bachelor of Science in Business Studies – Game Design and Development
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology – Game Design and Development
- Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design and Development – Graphics and Multimedia Management
- Master of Architecture – Design and Practice
In 2011, of all design graduates from online colleges and universities in the nation, an estimated 25% earned credentials from these cheap programs. Therefore, of the 794,565 graduates in the nation, 198,976 are from the least costly colleges and universities. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of design graduates from the least expensive online colleges and universities has increased by 26,937 graduates annually, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has decreased.
Tuition ranging from $4,674 to $13,500 per annum is charged by other somewhat more expensive online design colleges and universities. Roughly 20 of the 148 online schools that have design programs in the US charge tuition in this range.
Approximately 39.6%, or 314,404 of the nation’s design graduates earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. The number of students graduating from these schools was only 242,355 students in 2006, which was just 5 years prior. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has increased by 30%.
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|1. North Shore Community College||Danvers, Massachusetts||$600||$6,168|
|2. Santa Rosa Junior College||Santa Rosa, California||$708||$6,474|
|3. Saddleback College||Mission Viejo, California||$728||$4,660|
|4. Randolph Community College||Asheboro, North Carolina||$1,356||$5,964|
|5. Wake Technical Community College||Raleigh, North Carolina||$1,808||$7,952|
|6. Pitt Community College||Winterville, North Carolina||$1,894||$8,038|
|7. Lanier Technical College||Oakwood, Georgia||$2,025||$4,050|
|8. Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology||Great Falls, Montana||$2,496||$8,748|
|9. East Carolina University||Greenville, North Carolina||$2,881||$14,955|
|10. Ivy Tech Community College||Columbus, Indiana||$3,137||$6,641|
|11. Ivy Tech Community College||Kokomo, Indiana||$3,137||$6,641|
|12. Ivy Tech Community College||Indianapolis, Indiana||$3,137||$6,641|
|13. Ivy Tech Community College||Evansville, Indiana||$3,137||$6,641|
|14. Ivy Tech Community College||South Bend, Indiana||$3,137||$6,641|
|15. Ivy Tech Community College||Terre Haute, Indiana||$3,137||$6,641|
|16. Fox Valley Technical College||Appleton, Wisconsin||$3,180||$4,770|
|17. Milwaukee Area Technical College||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||$3,180||$4,770|
|18. University of North Carolina||Greensboro, North Carolina||$3,243||$15,004|
|19. Cuyahoga Community College District||Cleveland, Ohio||$3,354||$6,868|
|20. University of Florida||Gainesville, Florida||$3,530||$24,746|