Only 3 online PhD in food science schools exist in the country. These colleges charge students an average tuition of $5,796 yearly. The average tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was around 18.8%. At these online colleges, the average tuition each year in 2007 was $4,881.
Tuition of a reported $6,672 yearly is charged by the most expensive online doctoral program in food science school. On the other end of the spectrum, a tuition of $5,256 each year is charged by the cheapest college.
Approximately 44% of food science graduates with doctorate degree programs from online schools around the nation graduated from these lowest cost programs at CSU, in 2011. This represents 24,015 of the 54,695 graduates in the US. From 2006 to 2011, the number of food science graduates with doctoral programs from the least costly programs at CSU has increased by 3,422 graduates each year. Also, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has increased.
Approximately 14,717 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs at Mississippi State University in 2011. This is 27% of the nation’s food science doctorate level graduates. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, only 13,674 students earned credentials from these colleges and universities. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these affordable online programs at MSU has increased by 8%.