Online Law Schools Ranked by Cost of Tuition

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Colleges that offer online law programs in the US, charge an annual median tuition of $13,500. In recent years, the median tuition has increased. This change in tuition was about 11.5%. At these online colleges the median tuition each year in 2007 was $12,105.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for online law colleges from highest to lowest cost:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 12
Low cost 12
Average cost 17
Most expensive 14

The most expensive colleges that offer online law programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $21,600. The cheapest colleges, on the other hand, charge yearly tuition costs in the range of $1,676 to $3,874. Arizona, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Texas are home to the most inexpensive accredited online law schools.

  • Associate of Arts and Science in Law Enforcement – Basic Police Academy
  • Associate of Arts in Law
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Business Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management – Business Law
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Law Enforcement – Security Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Law
  • Master of Science in Management/Business Law
  • Master of Jurisprudence in Child and Family Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Laws in Entertainment and Media Law

These reasonably priced programs graduated roughly 18% of law graduates from online schools around the US in 2011. This represents 123,650 of the 693,643 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of law graduates from the lowest cost online colleges has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 23,711 graduates yearly.

Other somewhat more costly online law colleges and universities charge a yearly tuition in the range of $4,725 to $11,152. Approximately 12 of the 55 online schools offering law programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

A reported 28.1%, or 194,606 of the nation’s law graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. In 2006, which was just 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these schools was only 155,110 students. Therefore, from these reasonably priced online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has increased by 26%.

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1. Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
2. Rio Salado College Tempe, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
3. South Piedmont Community College Polkton, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952
4. Houston Community College Houston, Texas $1,968 $1,968
5. Metropolitan Community College Omaha, Nebraska $2,160 $3,218
6. Bismarck State College Bismarck, North Dakota $2,691 $7,186
7. Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida $2,870 $16,627
8. Lake Region State College Devils Lake, North Dakota $3,065 $3,065
9. Erie Community College Buffalo, New York $3,300 $6,600
10. Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, Ohio $3,354 $6,868
11. Valdosta State University Valdosta, Georgia $3,696 $13,272
12. University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho $3,874 $11,592
13. Ridgewater College Willmar, Minnesota $4,725 $4,725
14. Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania $4,774 $7,161
15. Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, Minnesota $4,958 $4,958
16. SUNY College of Technology at Canton Canton, New York $4,970 $9,100
17. California University of Pennsylvania California, Pennsylvania $5,804 $9,288
18. Taft University System Santa Ana, California $6,750 $6,750
19. Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky $7,560 $18,840
20. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257

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