Online PhD Programs in Sustainability Ranked by Cost of Tuition

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Colleges in the US that have online PhD in sustainability programs require students to pay a median tuition of $7,793 per year. The median tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was around 16.2%. The yearly median tuition at these online colleges in 2007 was $6,709.

Online PhD in sustainability colleges and universities are sometimes called sustainability management, sustainable business, and sustainable design colleges and universities. The range of tuition at colleges offering online sustainability programs at the doctoral level from most to least expensive is shown in the following chart:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 2
Average cost 0
Most expensive 3

A yearly tuition of over $10,386 is charged by the costliest schools that have online PhD in sustainability programs. On the other hand, tuition ranging from $1,714 to $3,874 per annum is charged by the cheapest colleges and universities. The accredited online sustainability doctoral degree schools that are the lowest cost are located in Idaho and Massachusetts.

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Of all sustainability graduates with PhD from online colleges across the country, a reported 16% graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. This represents 36,785 of the 230,447 graduates from around the US. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of sustainability graduates with doctoral degrees from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 4,577 graduates per year.

Yearly tuition in the range of $5,461 to $7,793 is charged by other somewhat more costly online sustainability PhD colleges and universities. Of the 7 online colleges and universities with doctorate programs in sustainability programs in the nation, 2 offer programs with tuition in this range.

In 2011, 35.1% of the country’s sustainability doctorate level graduates received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 80,878 students. Only 52,432 students graduated from these colleges, only 5 years earlier, in 2006. This represents a 54% increase in the number of graduates from these low tuition online schools.

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1. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
2. University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho $3,874 $11,592
3. Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi $5,461 $13,801
4. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
5. University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois $10,386 $24,528
6. University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont $12,180 $30,744
7. Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania $14,412 $26,276