Online Informatics Programs That are Affordable

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Find a Cheap Online College

Schools around the country that offer online informatics programs charge a median tuition of $10,320 per year. There has been a 14% increase in the median tuition over the past few years. The annual median tuition was $9,054 at these online schools in 2007.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for online informatics colleges from most to least costly:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 13
Low cost 45
Average cost 34
Most expensive 13

Tuition of more than $16,500 annually is charged by the most expensive online informatics colleges. On the other hand, annual tuition ranging from $2,160 to $7,932 is charged by the cheapest schools. The most inexpensive accredited online informatics schools are located in Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Wisconsin.

  • Master of Science in Organizational Informatics
  • Master of Health Administration – Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Informatics
  • Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics
  • Master of Public Health – Applied Public Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics – Computational Biomedicine
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Informatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration – Nursing Informatics
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics – Cognitive Informatics

In 2011, of all informatics graduates from online colleges and universities in the nation, roughly 26% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 194,703 of the 758,109 graduates in the nation. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of informatics graduates from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 6,921 graduates per year.

Tuition ranging from $8,040 to $10,380 yearly is charged by other somewhat more expensive online informatics colleges and universities. Roughly 45 of the 105 online schools that have informatics programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

A reported 159,145 students earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This is 21% of the nation’s informatics graduates. Just 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these schools was only 126,683. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these cheap online colleges has increased by 26%.

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1. Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont, Texas $2,160 $9,600
2. Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology Great Falls, Montana $2,496 $8,748
3. University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida $2,820 $13,453
4. Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, Wisconsin $3,180 $4,770
5. Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin $3,223 $4,813
6. Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, Minnesota $4,490 $4,490
7. East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tennessee $4,824 $17,352
8. Troy University Troy, Alabama $5,184 $10,368
9. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, Texas $5,544 $24,156
10. Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia $7,070 $25,280
11. University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri $7,368 $19,383
12. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
13. University of Minnesota Crookston, Minnesota $7,932 $7,932
14. University of Phoenix Colorado Springs, Colorado $8,040 $8,040
15. University of Phoenix Omaha, Nebraska $8,720 $8,720
16. Kent State University Kent, Ohio $9,030 $16,990
17. University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois $9,134 $21,524
18. University of Phoenix Albuquerque, New Mexico $9,400 $9,400
19. University of Phoenix Lone Tree, Colorado $9,400 $9,400
20. University of California Davis, California $9,402 $32,281

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