Online PhD Programs in Music That are Low Cost

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The average tuition charged by colleges and universities across the nation that have online PhD in music programs is $6,799 yearly. The average tuition has increased, in recent years, by 22.7%. In 2007, the average tuition was $5,542 per year at these online schools.

The tuition range for colleges offering online music programs at the doctoral level from highest to lowest cost is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 2
Average cost 0
Most expensive 2

A yearly tuition of over $7,656 is charged by the costliest schools that have online PhD in music programs. The cheapest schools, however, have tuition ranging from $5,124 to $5,452 per year. Florida and Mississippi are home to the lowest cost accredited online music PhD schools.

Approximately 42% of music graduates with PhD from online schools around the US graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 58,906 of the 141,406 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of music graduates with PhD from the least expensive online schools has increased by 2,936 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has also increased.

Other somewhat more costly online music PhD schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $5,948 to $7,584. Of the 6 online colleges and universities offering doctoral degrees in music programs in the nation, 2 charge tuition in this range.

Approximately 37,303 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 26% of the nation’s music doctorate level graduates. The number of students graduating from these colleges was only 36,558 students in 2006, which was only 5 years prior. Therefore, from these reasonably priced online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has increased by 2%.

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1. University of South Florida Tampa, Florida $5,124 $15,933
2. University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi $5,452 $13,408
3. University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska $5,948 $17,648
4. University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii $7,584 $21,024
5. University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky $7,656 $16,724
6. Kent State University Kent, Ohio $9,030 $16,990

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