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The median tuition charged by schools around the country offering online masters degree in political science programs is $8,080 yearly. There has been a 20% increase in the median tuition over the past few years. In 2007, the median tuition at these online colleges and universities was $6,736 per year.
Below, the chart displays the tuition range for colleges offering online political science programs at the masters level from most to least costly:
|Tuition Level||Number of Schools|
Tuition of more than $14,412 per annum is charged by the most expensive online masters degree in political science colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition in the range of $5,256 to $7,309 annually is charged by the cheapest schools. The most inexpensive accredited online political science masters degree schools are located in Colorado and Virginia.
- Master of Arts in Political Science
- Master of Liberal Studies – Political Science
- Master’s Degree in Political Management
- Master of Science in Law
In 2011, these affordable programs graduated a reported 20% of political science graduates with masters degrees from online colleges and universities in the nation. This represents 56,241 of the 278,822 graduates from around the US. From 2006 to 2011, the number of political science graduates with masters degrees from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 4,114 graduates each year. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has decreased.
Other somewhat more expensive cost online political science masters degree schools charge students tuition ranging from $7,508 to $7,793 per year. Roughly 2 of the 9 online schools that have masters degrees in political science programs in the US charge tuition in this range.
A reported 85,996 students earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This is 31% of the nation’s political science masters level graduates. Just 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these schools was only 51,244. This is a 68% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.
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|1. Colorado State University||Fort Collins, Colorado||$5,256||$21,366|
|2. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Blacksburg, Virginia||$7,309||$20,498|
|3. Ball State University||Muncie, Indiana||$7,508||$20,960|
|4. Arizona State University||Tempe, Arizona||$7,793||$20,257|
|5. Washington State University||Pullman, Washington||$8,080||$19,122|
|6. Regent University||Virginia Beach, Virginia||$11,880||$11,880|
|7. Pennsylvania State University||University Park, Pennsylvania||$14,412||$26,276|
|8. Villanova University||Villanova, Pennsylvania||$39,350||$39,350|
|9. George Washington University||Washington, Washington DC||$42,860||$42,860|