Online PhD Programs in Economics Charging The Least

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Colleges and universities that have online PhD in economics programs in the nation, require students to pay a per annum median tuition of $7,793. The median tuition has increased by 38.5% over the past few years. In 2007, the median tuition was $5,625 yearly at these online schools.

The tuition range for colleges offering online economics programs at the doctoral level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 2
Average cost 2
Most expensive 3

A yearly tuition of over $8,592 is charged by the costliest online doctoral program in economics colleges and universities. But, tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $4,047 to $5,256 per year. Colorado and Utah are home to the least expensive accredited online economics PhD schools.

Approximately 17% of economics graduates with doctorate degree programs from online schools around the US graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 38,873 of the 229,327 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of economics graduates with doctoral programs from the lowest cost online colleges has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 4,029 graduates yearly.

Other somewhat more costly online economics PhD schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $5,461 to $6,672. Of the 9 online colleges and universities that offer doctorate degree programs in economics programs in the nation, 2 charge students tuition in this range.

Approximately 13.4% of the nation’s economics doctorate level graduates earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This represents 30,680 students. The number of students graduating from these schools was as much as 53,436 students in 2006, which was just 5 years prior. Therefore, from these reasonably priced online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has decreased by 43%.

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1. Utah State University Logan, Utah $4,047 $13,031
2. Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado $5,256 $21,366
3. Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi $5,461 $13,801
4. Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas $6,672 $17,700
5. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
6. Washington State University Pullman, Washington $8,080 $19,122
7. Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana $8,592 $26,144
8. Stanford University Stanford, California $38,700 $38,700
9. Duke University Durham, North Carolina $38,985 $38,985