Schools around the country offering online secondary education programs charge students a median tuition of $7,508 per year. The median tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was about 39.8%. The per annum median tuition at these onlinecolleges and universities in 2007 was $5,370.
The range of tuition at online secondary education colleges from most to least expensive is shown in the following chart:
|Number of Schools
At the high end, schools offering online secondary education programs charge students more than $16,500 in tuition per annum. But, tuition in the range of $2,832 to $5,340 per annum is charged by the cheapest colleges. Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Utah, and Virginia are home to the least expensive accredited online secondary education schools.
- Master of Education in Middle and Secondary Education
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Social Science
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education
- Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education – English
- Master of Education in Elementary or Secondary Education – Curriculum and Instruction
- Master of Education in Elementary or Secondary Education – Early Childhood Instructional Specialist P-4
- B.S. in Secondary Education: English
- Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Secondary Education
- Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education – English/Language Arts
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Mathematics
These cheap programs graduated an estimated 13% of secondary education graduates from online schools around the US in 2011. Therefore, of the 391,088 graduates from across the country, 51,143 are from the most inexpensive colleges. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of secondary education graduates from the most inexpensive online colleges has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 3,897 graduates per annum.
Other somewhat more expensive online secondary education schools charge students tuition ranging from $5,406 to $6,964 per year. Of the 25 online colleges and universities offering secondary education programs in the nation, 6 charge tuition in this range.
A reported 26%, or 101,503 of the nation’s secondary education graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. The number of graduates from these colleges and universities was as much as 115,358 students, a short 5 years earlier, in 2006. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has decreased by 12%.
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