Online PhD Programs in Instructional Design That are Your Most Inexpensive Options

By Staff

Schools around the country with online PhD in instructional design programs have a median tuition of $6,072 per year. In recent years, there has been a 11% increase in the median tuition. In 2007, the median tuition was $5,472 per annum at these online colleges and universities.

The following graph shows the range of tuition at colleges offering online instructional design programs at the doctorate level from most to least expensive:

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

A yearly tuition of over $7,309 is charged by the costliest online doctoral program in instructional design colleges and universities. However, per annum tuition ranging from $3,555 to $5,124 is charged by the cheapest colleges and universities. Florida and Idaho are home to the least expensive accredited online instructional design PhD schools.

  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction – Educational Computing, Design, and Online Learning: Instructional Design
  • PhD in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Doctor of Education – Curriculum and Instruction

A reported 24% of instructional design graduates with doctorate degree programs from online schools around the US graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 233,725 graduates in the nation, 56,729 are from the least costly colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the number of instructional design graduates with PhD from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 3,125 graduates each year. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has decreased.

Other somewhat more costly online instructional design doctoral program schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $5,406 to $5,472. Of the 8 online colleges and universities that offer doctorate degree programs in instructional design programs in the nation, 2 charge students tuition in this range.

In 2011, 27.2% of the country’s instructional design doctoral level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 63,553 students. Just 5 years prior, in 2006, only 61,224 students earned credentials from these schools. Thus, from these affordable online colleges and universities, the number of graduates has increased by 4%.

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