Online Government Programs Ranked From Lowest to Highest Tuition

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Find a Cheap Online College

Schools around the country offering online government programs charge students a median tuition of $16,792 per year. In recent years, the median tuition has increased. This change in tuition was around 16.7%. The yearly median tuition was $14,385 at these online colleges in 2007.

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

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 3
Low cost 4
Average cost 4
Most expensive 4

Tuition of more than $30,016 per year is charged by the most expensive online government colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, annual tuition in the range of $2,952 to $7,309 is charged by the cheapest schools. The accredited online government schools that are the least costly are located in Colorado, Nebraska, and Virginia.

  • Bachelor of Arts in History – Political Science and Government
  • Associate of Science in General Studies – Government
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies – Government
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice – Political Science and Government
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Government
  • BA/Social and Criminal Justice – Political Science and Government
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Political Science and Government
  • Master of Public Administration – Government Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management – Accounting

These cheap programs graduated an estimated 16% of government graduates from online schools around the US in 2011. This represents 47,346 of the 298,282 graduates in the nation. From 2006 to 2011, the number of government graduates from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 5,161 graduates each year. Also, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has increased.

Other somewhat more costly online government colleges and universities charge a yearly tuition in the range of $7,560 to $11,880. Tuition in this range is charged by 4 of the 15 online colleges that offer government programs in the country.

In 2011, 21.3%, or 63,553 of the country’s government graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. The number of students graduating from these colleges was as much as 76,680 students in 2006, which was only 5 years prior. Thus, the number of graduates from these low tuition online colleges has decreased by 17%.

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1. Adams State College Alamosa, Colorado $2,952 $12,912
2. University of Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska $5,423 $15,983
3. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia $7,309 $20,498
4. Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky $7,560 $18,840
5. Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey $9,926 $21,388
6. Rutgers University Newark, New Jersey $9,926 $21,388
7. Regent University Virginia Beach, Virginia $11,880 $11,880
8. Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia $16,792 $16,792
9. Webster University St. Louis, Missouri $21,688 $21,688
10. Norwich University Northfield, Vermont $27,256 $27,256
11. New England College Henniker, New Hampshire $28,804 $28,804
12. Hamline University St. Paul, Minnesota $30,016 $30,016
13. Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania $39,350 $39,350
14. University of Southern California Los Angeles, California $40,384 $40,384
15. George Washington University Washington, Washington DC $42,860 $42,860

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