Online Technology Education Programs That are the Least Expensive

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Schools around the country offering online technology 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 around 41.5%. The median tuition per year was $5,307 at these online colleges in 2007.

The range of tuition at online technology education colleges is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.

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

A yearly tuition of over $14,766 is charged by the costliest schools that have online technology education programs. On the other end of the spectrum, the cheapest colleges require students to pay yearly tuition costs in the range of $3,608 to $4,433. North Dakota and Texas are home to the lowest cost accredited online technology education schools.

  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Technology Education
  • Master of Science in Technology Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Elearning/Technology Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: eLearning/Technology Education
  • Master of Arts in Technology Education
  • Master of Education in Technology Education
  • Master of Education – Technology Education
  • MA in Education with Instructional Technology Emphasis
  • Master of Education in Teaching and Learning – Educational Technology and Online Instruction
  • MA/Teaching and Learning with Technology

Of all technology education graduates from online colleges across the country, approximately 3% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 3,413 of the 119,976 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of technology education graduates from the least expensive online schools has increased by 17,978 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.

Other somewhat more costly online technology education schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $5,862 to $6,302. Of the 9 online colleges and universities that offer technology education programs in the nation, 2 charge students tuition in this range.

A reported 21,394 students earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This is 18% of the nation’s technology education graduates. The number of students graduating from these schools was only 19,680 students in 2006, which was just 5 years prior. Therefore, from these cheap online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has increased by 9%.

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1. Texas A & M University Texarkana, Texas $3,608 $11,048
2. Valley City State University Valley City, North Dakota $4,433 $11,835
3. Saint Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota $5,862 $13,796
4. University of Wisconsin Menomonie, Wisconsin $6,302 $14,048
5. Ball State University Muncie, Indiana $7,508 $20,960
6. Brandman University Irvine, California $9,611 $9,611
7. DeVry University Chicago, Illinois $14,766 $14,766
8. Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona $16,500 $16,500
9. Concordia University Portland, Oregon $23,900 $23,900

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