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Colleges and universities across the nation offering online associates degree in medical assisting programs charge students an average tuition of $11,530 per year. The average tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was around 33.5%. In 2007, the average tuition was $8,638 per year at these online colleges.
The range of tuition at colleges offering online medical assistant programs at the associates level from most to least expensive is shown in the following chart:
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The most expensive colleges that have online associates degree in medical assisting programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $15,120. But, tuition in the range of $1,280 to $4,377 annually is charged by the cheapest schools. Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota are home to the lowest cost accredited online medical assisting associates degree schools.
- Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant
- Associate of Arts and Science in Medical Assistant
- Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Assistant
- Associate of Science in Medical Assistant
- Associate of Arts and Science in Medical Assisting – Administration Management
- Associate of Occupational Science in Medical Assisting Administration Management
- Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Assisting Management
- A.S. in Health Sciences – concentration in Medical Administrative Assistant
- Associate of Science in Medical Assisting (ASMA)
- Medical Office Administration
Of all medical assisting graduates with associates degrees from online colleges across the country, approximately 16% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 7,581 of the 48,342 graduates in the nation. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of medical assisting graduates with associates degrees from the lowest cost online colleges and universities has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 5,044 graduates annually.
Other somewhat more costly online medical assisting associates degree schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $4,674 to $10,785. Tuition in this range is charged by 5 of the 22 online colleges offering associates degrees in medical assisting programs in the country.
In 2011, 10.6%, or 5,146 of the country’s medical assisting associates level 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 as much as 5,686. This represents a 10% decrease in the number of graduates from these low tuition online schools.
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|1. Seward County Community College and Area Technical School||Liberal, Kansas||$1,280||$2,176|
|2. Barton County Community College||Great Bend, Kansas||$1,636||$2,408|
|3. Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology||Great Falls, Montana||$2,496||$8,748|
|4. Dakota College at Bottineau||Bottineau, North Dakota||$3,120||$4,680|
|5. Century Community and Technical College||White Bear Lake, Minnesota||$4,377||$4,377|
|6. Dakota County Technical College||Rosemount, Minnesota||$4,674||$4,674|
|7. Mountain State College||Parkersburg, West Virginia||$8,100||$8,100|
|8. Vatterott College||St. Joseph, Missouri||$9,600||$9,600|
|9. Vatterott College||Springfield, Missouri||$10,593||$10,593|
|10. Herzing University||Madison, Wisconsin||$10,785||$10,785|
|11. Vatterott College||Sunset Hills, Missouri||$10,800||$10,800|
|12. Vatterott College||St. Charles, Missouri||$11,160||$11,160|
|13. Pinnacle Career Institute||Lawrence, Kansas||$13,300||$13,300|
|14. Pinnacle Career Institute||Kansas City, Missouri||$13,350||$13,350|
|15. Keiser University||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||$13,376||$13,376|
|16. Rasmussen College||St. Cloud, Minnesota||$15,120||$15,120|
|17. Minnesota School of Business||Moorhead, Minnesota||$15,660||$15,660|
|18. Bryan College||Topeka, Kansas||$16,200||$16,200|
|19. Virginia College||Birmingham, Alabama||$16,400||$16,400|
|20. Career Point College||San Antonio, Texas||$17,638||$17,638|