Online Writing Programs That are Your Most Inexpensive Options

By Staff

The average tuition charged by colleges in the US offering online writing programs is $13,811 yearly. The average tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was approximately 15.1%. The yearly average tuition was $11,995 at these online colleges in 2007.

The range of tuition at online writing 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 7
Low cost 8
Average cost 8
Most expensive 8

Tuition of more than $26,112 per annum is charged by the most expensive online writing colleges. On the other hand, annual tuition charged by the cheapest schools ranges from $1,585 to $3,763. The most inexpensive accredited online writing schools are located in Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies – Writing
  • Master of Education in Literacy (Teaching or Writing)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing
  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing
  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction
  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing For Children and Young Adults
  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies – Writing and Communication
  • Associate of Art in Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences – Writing
  • Bachelor of Science in Systems Management – Technical Writing
  • Master of Science in English – Technical Writing

In 2011, roughly 26% of writing graduates from online colleges across the country earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 104,207 of the 408,637 graduates in the nation. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of writing graduates from the least expensive online colleges has increased by 15,053 graduates yearly, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges has decreased.

Yearly tuition in the range of $4,047 to $8,010 is charged by other somewhat more costly online writing colleges and universities. Of the 31 online colleges and universities that offer writing programs in the nation, 8 charge students tuition in this range.

Approximately 182,299 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 45% of the nation’s writing graduates. Only 111,113 students graduated from these schools, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 64% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

Read More shutterstock_40021225-158x150-2635878

It’s been said before on this site: scholarships are not just for the academically or athletically gifted. Many scholarships are… Continue Reading


Unlike so many online education alternatives before they came along, massively open online courses (MOOCs) captured the educational zeitgeist and… Continue Reading


Health care is a Big Topic these days. One video, that Upworthy has been circulating around the social media world,… Continue Reading