Online Education Degrees That are the Cheapest

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Colleges and universities across the nation that have online education programs require students to pay an average tuition of $11,705 per year. In recent years, the average tuition has increased. This change in tuition was approximately 15.3%. The average tuition per annum was $10,149 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.

The tuition range for online education colleges from highest to lowest cost is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 122
Low cost 107
Average cost 123
Most expensive 95

A yearly tuition of over $21,550 is charged by the costliest online education colleges and universities. However, annual tuition ranging from $728 to $4,441 is charged by the cheapest schools. Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Texas are home to the lowest cost accredited online education schools.

  • Associate of Arts in Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Special (Adapted) Physical Education
  • Associate of Arts in Social Science Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Reading Education
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Early Childhood Education – Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education – Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Education in Special Education – Severe Disabilities
  • Associate of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Adolescence Education-Grade 7-12 – Teacher Education: Chemistry
  • Master of Education in Special Education – Alp (Grades 4-12)
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology – Assessment

In 2011, roughly 19% of education graduates from online colleges across the country earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. Therefore, of the 4,404,373 graduates from around the US, 850,671 are from the least costly schools. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of education graduates from the most inexpensive online colleges has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 10,078 graduates per annum.

Tuition ranging from $4,537 to $8,182 per year is charged by other somewhat more expensive online education schools. Tuition in this range is charged by 107 of the 447 online colleges that have education programs in the country.

A reported 36.9%, or 1,627,182 of the nation’s education graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. Only 1,307,272 students earned credentials from these colleges and universities in 2006, which was a short 5 years prior. This is a 25% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

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1. Saddleback College Mission Viejo, California $728 $4,660
2. Taft College Taft, California $780 $6,270
3. Framingham State University Framingham, Massachusetts $970 $7,050
4. Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas $1,200 $1,920
5. Eastern New Mexico University Roswell, New Mexico $1,214 $4,456
6. Pima Community College Tucson, Arizona $1,284 $6,456
7. Randolph Community College Asheboro, North Carolina $1,356 $5,964
8. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts $1,454 $8,568
9. Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, Arizona $1,520 $8,120
10. Western Oklahoma State College Altus, Oklahoma $1,585 $5,082
11. Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, North Carolina $1,600 $7,722
12. Barton County Community College Great Bend, Kansas $1,636 $2,408
13. Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
14. Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
15. Rio Salado College Tempe, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
16. University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,758
17. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
18. Beaufort County Community College Washington, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952
19. Southwestern Community College Sylva, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952
20. Wayne Community College Goldsboro, North Carolina $1,808 $8,024