Online Occupational Therapy Schools Ranked From Lowest to Highest Tuition

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A per annum median tuition of $6,346 is charged by colleges and universities with online occupational therapy programs across the nation. The median tuition has increased by 44.7% in recent years. The annual median tuition at these onlineschools in 2007 was $4,386.

The tuition range for online occupational therapy colleges from most to least costly is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 3
Low cost 4
Average cost 3
Most expensive 4

Tuition of more than $21,600 per annum is charged by the most expensive colleges and universities offering online occupational therapy programs. But, tuition at the cheapest schools is in the range of $624 to $3,180 annually. California, New Mexico, and Wisconsin are home to the least costly accredited online occupational therapy schools.

  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – Low Vision Rehab
  • PhD in Health Related Sciences – Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Studies – Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – Pediatrics
  • PhD in Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Associate of Science in Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Science in Advanced Occupational Therapy

These reasonably priced programs graduated roughly 3% of occupational therapy graduates from online schools around the US in 2011. This represents 10,643 of the 324,853 graduates from across the country. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of occupational therapy graduates from the least expensive online schools has increased by 90,537 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.

Yearly tuition in the range of $3,530 to $5,806 is charged by other somewhat more costly online occupational therapy colleges and universities. Of the 14 online colleges and universities offering occupational therapy programs in the nation, 4 charge tuition in this range.

Approximately 43.7%, or 141,805 of the nation’s occupational therapy graduates earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. In 2006, which was a short 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these colleges and universities was only 31,984 students.

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1. Santa Ana College Santa Ana, California $624 $5,424
2. Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico $2,832 $12,432
3. Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, Wisconsin $3,180 $4,770
4. University of Florida Gainesville, Florida $3,530 $24,746
5. Florida International University Miami, Florida $3,530 $15,339
6. Texas Woman’s University Denton, Texas $4,032 $11,472
7. University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama $5,806 $13,198
8. Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia $6,885 $19,604
9. University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota $9,794 $14,094
10. Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, Pennsylvania $11,040 $14,340
11. Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, Florida $21,600 $21,600
12. Shenandoah University Winchester, Virginia $24,780 $24,780
13. Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut $32,850 $32,850
14. Boston University Boston, Massachusetts $39,314 $39,314

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