Online PhD Programs in Public Health Ranked by Affordability

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Colleges in the US with online PhD in public health programs have an average tuition of $9,784 per year. The average tuition has increased by 96% in recent years. The annual average tuition at these online schools in 2007 was $4,993.

Online PhD in public health colleges can also be referred to as community health colleges. The tuition range for colleges offering online public health programs at the doctorate 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 3
Low cost 4
Average cost 4
Most expensive 4

At the high end, schools with online doctoral degree in public health programs charge students more than $9,794 in tuition per year. However, tuition ranging from $1,714 to $3,243 per annum is charged by the cheapest colleges. Massachusetts and North Carolina are home to the lowest cost accredited online public health doctorate program schools.

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In 2011, of all public health graduates with doctorate programs from online colleges and universities in the nation, roughly 15% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 64,077 of the 428,546 graduates in the nation. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of public health graduates with PhD from the lowest cost online colleges and universities has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 27,686 graduates annually.

Other somewhat more expensive cost online public health PhD schools charge students tuition ranging from $4,815 to $5,124 per annum. An estimated 4 of the 15 online schools that offer PhD in public health programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

A reported 25.4%, or 108,839 of the nation’s public health doctoral level graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. Only 59,650 students graduated from these schools, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 83% increase in the number of students graduating from these cheap online schools.

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1. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
2. University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina $3,044 $14,091
3. University of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina $3,243 $15,004
4. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina $4,815 $23,430
5. East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tennessee $4,824 $17,352
6. SUNY at Albany Albany, New York $4,970 $13,380
7. University of South Florida Tampa, Florida $5,124 $15,933
8. West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia $5,406 $17,002
9. University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois $9,134 $21,524
10. Walden University Minneapolis, Minnesota $9,360 $9,360
11. University of California Berkeley, California $9,402 $32,281
12. University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota $9,794 $14,094
13. University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan $11,648 $35,812
14. Loma Linda University Loma Linda, California $25,680 $25,680
15. Emory University Atlanta, Georgia $38,600 $38,600

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