Online Sustainability Programs Ranked From Lowest to Highest Tuition

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A per annum median tuition of $9,402 is charged by colleges and universities with online sustainability programs across the nation. The median tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 31.6%. The yearly median tuition at these onlinecolleges in 2007 was $7,145.

Online sustainability colleges and universities are sometimes called sustainability management, sustainable business, and sustainable design colleges and universities. The tuition range for online sustainability colleges is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the highest to lowest cost colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 4
Low cost 5
Average cost 5
Most expensive 5

At the high end, schools with online sustainability programs charge students more than $21,100 in tuition yearly. But, tuition in the range of $1,704 to $3,540 each year is charged by the cheapest colleges and universities. The accredited online sustainability schools that are the lowest cost are located in Arizona, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Ohio.

  • Master of Arts in Energy and Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Arts in Energy and Sustainability Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Health Services Administration – Leadership and Sustainability
  • Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability
  • Master of Business Administration in Sustainability
  • Masters of Business Administration – Sustainability Specialization
  • Graduate Certificate Sustainability
  • Master of Science in Management – Sustainability
  • Master of Science in Management/Sustainability
  • PhD in Sustainability Education

In 2011, of all sustainability graduates from online colleges and universities in the nation, roughly 11% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 38,626 of the 352,476 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of sustainability graduates from the lowest cost online colleges has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 2,231 graduates yearly.

Other somewhat more costly online sustainability colleges and universities charge a yearly tuition in the range of $3,874 to $7,793. Tuition in this range is charged by 5 of the 19 online colleges with sustainability programs in the country.

In 2011, 26.4% of the country’s sustainability graduates received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 92,994 students. The number of students graduating from these schools was only 53,728 students in 2006, which was just 5 years prior. Thus, from these low tuition online colleges and universities, the number of graduates has increased by 73%.

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1. Rio Salado College Tempe, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
2. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
3. Owens Community College Perrysburg, Ohio $3,255 $6,510
4. Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, Iowa $3,540 $5,220
5. University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho $3,874 $11,592
6. Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi $5,461 $13,801
7. Lincoln University Jefferson City, Missouri $5,685 $10,915
8. University of Maine Machias, Maine $6,330 $17,610
9. Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
10. University of California Davis, California $9,402 $32,281
11. University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois $10,386 $24,528
12. University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont $12,180 $30,744
13. Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania $14,412 $26,276
14. Ashford University Clinton, Iowa $15,720 $15,720
15. Maryville University of Saint Louis St. Louis, Missouri $21,100 $21,100
16. Prescott College Prescott, Arizona $24,864 $24,864
17. Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, New Hampshire $26,112 $26,112
18. New England College Henniker, New Hampshire $28,804 $28,804
19. University of Denver Denver, Colorado $35,604 $35,604

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