Online PhD Programs in Therapy That are Low Cost

By Staff

Colleges in the US with online PhD in therapy programs have a median tuition of $7,210 per year. There has been a 12.8% increase in the median tuition over the past few years. In 2007, the annual median tuition was $6,390 at these online schools.

The tuition range for colleges offering online therapy 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 6
Low cost 6
Average cost 6
Most expensive 6

Tuition of more than $24,780 yearly is charged by the most expensive online doctorate program in therapy colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, the cheapest colleges require students to pay yearly tuition costs in the range of $2,994 to $4,815. The accredited online therapy doctorate program schools that are the most inexpensive are located in Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Optimal Aging
  • PhD in Health Related Sciences – Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Orthopedic
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Neurology
  • PhD in Health Sciences – Physical Therapy/Movement Science
  • PhD in Health Related Sciences – Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Manual Therapy
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • PhD in Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

In 2011, these low tuition programs graduated approximately 35% of therapy graduates with doctorate programs from online colleges and universities in the nation. This represents 171,876 of the 495,389 graduates from across the country. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of therapy graduates with doctoral degrees from the lowest cost online schools has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 88,481 graduates per year.

Tuition ranging from $5,093 to $7,070 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive online therapy doctorate program colleges and universities. A reported 6 of the 24 online schools with doctoral degrees in therapy programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 19.7%, or 97,386 of the country’s therapy PhD level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. Only 5 years prior, in 2006, as much as 104,968 students earned credentials from these colleges. Therefore, from these reasonably priced online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has decreased by 7%.

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