The average tuition charged by colleges and universities across the nation that have online nurse practitioner programs is $15,675 yearly. In recent years, the average tuition has increased by 31.8%. In 2007, the average tuition at these online colleges and universities was $11,897 per annum.
The tuition range for online nurse practitioner colleges is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.
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The most expensive colleges that have online nurse practitioner programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $24,292. But, per annum tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $1,714 to $6,076. Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Texas are home to the lowest cost accredited online nurse practitioner schools.
- Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Adult
- Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
- Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Midwifery and Adult Nurse Practitioner
- Doctor of Nursing Practice in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner
- Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Specialist/Nurse Practitioner
- Master of Science/Doctor of Nurse Practice
- Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Practitioner – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- Master of Science Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Doctor of Nurse Practice in Nurse Practitioner
Approximately 22% of advanced nursing graduates from online schools around the US graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 385,902 graduates in the nation, 85,932 are from the most inexpensive colleges and universities. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of advanced nursing graduates from the lowest cost online colleges and universities has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 52,565 graduates annually.
Other somewhat more expensive online nurse practitioner schools charge students tuition ranging from $6,964 to $10,920 each year. Roughly 7 of the 29 online schools that have nurse practitioner programs in the US charge tuition in this range.
In 2011, 41.4%, or 159,734 of the country’s advanced nursing graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. Only 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these colleges was only 56,988.
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