Online Health Communication Programs That are the Least Expensive

By Staff

Colleges and universities across the nation offering online health communication programs charge students an average tuition of $21,080 per year. The average tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was around 9%. In 2007, the average tuition was $19,334 per year at these online colleges.

The range of tuition at online health communication colleges from most to least expensive is shown in the following chart:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 2
Average cost 0
Most expensive 3

The most expensive colleges that have online health communication programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $28,088. But, tuition in the range of $5,580 to $10,386 annually is charged by the cheapest schools. Illinois and Missouri are home to the lowest cost accredited online health communication schools.

  • Master of Art in Communications – Health Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication – Health Communication
  • Master of Science in Health Communication
  • MS Communication – Health Communication
  • B.A. in Communications
  • BA/Communication Studies
  • Master in Public Health – Nutrition
  • M.S. in Nursing: Public Health
  • M.S. in Health Care Administration
  • M.S. in Health Care Informatics

Of all health communication graduates from online colleges across the country, approximately 33% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 62,684 of the 192,493 graduates in the nation. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of health communication graduates from the lowest cost online colleges and universities has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 6,762 graduates annually.

Other somewhat more costly online health communication schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $16,500 to $16,792. Tuition in this range is charged by 2 of the 7 online colleges offering health communication programs in the country.

In 2011, 32.6%, or 62,716 of the country’s health communication graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these colleges and universities was only 15,464.

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