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The average tuition charged by schools around the country offering online masters degree in counseling programs is $11,940 yearly. Over the past few years, there has been a 17.2% increase in the average tuition. The annual average tuition at these online schools in 2007 was $10,189.
The tuition range for colleges offering online counseling programs at the masters level from highest to lowest cost is displayed in the following graph:
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The most expensive colleges that offer online masters degree in counseling programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $17,856. However, annual tuition charged by the cheapest schools ranges from $1,714 to $5,406. The accredited online counseling masters degree schools that are the least expensive are located in Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, and Virginia.
- Master of Science in Counseling – Marital and Family Therapy
- Master of Arts in Forensic and Counseling Psychology
- Master of Science in Counseling – Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy
- Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling
- Master of Arts in Christian Counseling – Marriage and Family
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
- Master of Science in Biblical Counseling
- Master of Science in Dietetics – Counseling
- Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
In 2011, these low tuition programs graduated approximately 26% of counseling graduates with masters degrees from online colleges and universities in the nation. Therefore, of the 680,039 graduates from across the country, 179,347 are from the least costly colleges. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of counseling graduates with masters degrees from the lowest cost online schools has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 42,705 graduates per year.
Other somewhat more expensive cost online counseling masters degree colleges and universities charge students tuition ranging from $5,436 to $8,466 yearly. Of the 62 online colleges and universities that offer masters degrees in counseling programs in the nation, 15 charge students tuition in this range.
In 2011, 37.2% of the country’s counseling masters level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 253,228 students. The number of students graduating from these colleges was only 181,535 students in 2006, which was only 5 years prior. Therefore, from these cheap online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has increased by 40%.
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|1. University of Massachusetts||Boston, Massachusetts||$1,714||$9,758|
|2. Northwestern State University of Louisiana||Natchitoches, Louisiana||$3,002||$10,744|
|3. University of North Carolina||Charlotte, North Carolina||$3,044||$14,091|
|4. University of North Carolina||Greensboro, North Carolina||$3,243||$15,004|
|5. Old Dominion University||Norfolk, Virginia||$3,763||$14,155|
|6. Montana State University||Billings, Montana||$3,988||$9,888|
|7. Utah State University||Logan, Utah||$4,047||$13,031|
|8. Fort Valley State University||Fort Valley, Georgia||$4,274||$15,888|
|9. University of Texas||Tyler, Texas||$4,920||$14,220|
|10. University at Buffalo||Buffalo, New York||$4,970||$13,380|
|11. Luther Rice University||Lithonia, Georgia||$5,016||$5,016|
|12. University of Tennessee||Martin, Tennessee||$5,132||$17,542|
|13. University of Arkansas||Little Rock, Arkansas||$5,228||$14,175|
|14. University of Central Arkansas||Conway, Arkansas||$5,235||$10,470|
|15. West Virginia University||Morgantown, West Virginia||$5,406||$17,002|
|16. University of Mississippi||University, Mississippi||$5,436||$13,890|
|17. University of West Alabama||Livingston, Alabama||$5,464||$10,928|
|18. California University of Pennsylvania||California, Pennsylvania||$5,804||$9,288|
|19. Saint Cloud State University||St. Cloud, Minnesota||$5,862||$13,796|
|20. University of Texas||El Paso, Texas||$6,076||$17,236|