Online Nutrition Degrees Ranked by Affordability

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Schools around the country that offer online nutrition programs charge a median tuition of $5,948 per year. There has been a 8.7% increase in the median tuition over the past few years. In 2007, the yearly median tuition was $5,472 at these online colleges.

The tuition range for online nutrition colleges is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 7
Low cost 7
Average cost 7
Most expensive 8

The most expensive colleges that have online nutrition programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $9,811. The cheapest colleges, on the other hand, charge tuition in the range of $970 to $4,032 each year. The least costly accredited online nutrition schools are located in Massachusetts, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Texas.

  • Master of Arts in Holistic Health Education – Holistic Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness – Health Education
  • Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences – Human Nutrition and Food
  • Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Nutrition
  • Master of Public Health in Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies – Food and Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Nutritional Care Management
  • Master of Science in Human Sciences – Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion

Approximately 15% of nutrition graduates from online schools around the US graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 70,599 of the 466,156 graduates in the nation. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of nutrition graduates from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 3,612 graduates per year.

Other somewhat more costly online nutrition colleges charge a yearly tuition in the range of $4,103 to $5,685. A reported 7 of the 29 online schools with nutrition programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

A reported 27.5%, or 128,015 of the nation’s nutrition graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. The number of students graduating from these colleges was only 89,548 students in 2006, which was only 5 years prior. This is a 43% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

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1. Framingham State University Framingham, Massachusetts $970 $7,050
2. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
3. Western Carolina University Cullowhee, North Carolina $2,816 $12,413
4. United Tribes Technical College Bismarck, North Dakota $3,040 $3,040
5. Owens Community College Perrysburg, Ohio $3,255 $6,510
6. Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, Ohio $3,354 $6,868
7. Texas Woman’s University Denton, Texas $4,032 $11,472
8. Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma $4,103 $14,925
9. Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, Texas $5,096 $14,396
10. Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado $5,256 $21,366
11. University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi $5,452 $13,408
12. Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi $5,461 $13,801
13. San Diego State University San Diego, California $5,472 $11,160
14. Lincoln University Jefferson City, Missouri $5,685 $10,915
15. University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska $5,948 $17,648
16. Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas $6,672 $17,700
17. Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan $7,148 $21,053
18. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
19. University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama $7,900 $20,500
20. Washington State University Pullman, Washington $8,080 $19,122

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