Online PhD Programs in Healthcare With the Most Affordable Tuition

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Schools around the country with online PhD in healthcare programs have a median tuition of $16,500 per year. The median tuition has increased by 14% in recent years. The median tuition each year was $14,475 at these online schools in 2007.

The range of tuition at colleges offering online healthcare programs at the doctoral level from most to least expensive is shown in the following chart:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 6
Low cost 7
Average cost 7
Most expensive 7

Tuition of more than $31,040 annually is charged by the most expensive colleges and universities with online doctorate program in healthcare programs. The cheapest colleges and universities, however, have tuition ranging from $3,013 to $7,793 per annum. The most inexpensive accredited online healthcare doctoral degree schools are located in Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.

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In 2011, roughly 25% of healthcare graduates with doctoral degrees from online colleges across the country earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 145,640 of the 589,544 graduates from across the country. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of healthcare graduates with PhD from the least expensive online schools has increased by 47,036 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has also increased.

Other somewhat more expensive cost online healthcare doctoral degree schools charge students tuition ranging from $8,064 to $15,285 each year. Of the 27 online colleges and universities offering doctoral degrees in healthcare programs in the nation, 7 charge tuition in this range.

A reported 160,026 students earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This is 27% of the nation’s healthcare doctoral level graduates. In 2006, which was a short 5 years earlier, only 109,119 students graduated from these colleges and universities. Thus, the number of graduates from these low tuition online colleges has increased by 47%.

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1. University of Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana $3,013 $10,302
2. University of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina $3,243 $15,004
3. University of Mississippi University, Mississippi $5,436 $13,890
4. Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi $5,461 $13,801
5. Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia $7,070 $25,280
6. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
7. University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut $8,064 $24,528
8. University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio $8,493 $23,016
9. Walden University Minneapolis, Minnesota $9,360 $9,360
10. University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota $9,794 $14,094
11. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark, New Jersey $9,811 $14,717
12. Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon $10,404 $19,692
13. South University Savannah, Georgia $15,285 $15,285
14. Sullivan University Louisville, Kentucky $16,500 $16,500
15. Argosy University Draper, Utah $19,440 $19,440
16. University of St Francis Joliet, Illinois $24,292 $24,292
17. Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $27,798 $27,798
18. Azusa Pacific University Azusa, California $28,000 $28,000
19. St Catherine University St. Paul, Minnesota $29,888 $29,888
20. Seton Hall University South Orange, New Jersey $29,940 $29,940

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