Find a Cheap Online College
Schools around the country with online trade and career programs have a median tuition of $17,748 per year. In recent years, the median tuition has increased by 16%. The per annum median tuition at these online colleges and universities in 2007 was $15,300.
The range of tuition at online trade and career colleges is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the least to most affordable colleges and universities.
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A yearly tuition of over $16,792 is charged by the costliest schools that offer online trade and career programs. But, the cheapest schools charge annual tuition costs in the range of $1,808 to $2,765. Florida, Montana, and North Carolina are home to the least expensive accredited online trade and career schools.
- Associate of Arts and Science in Carpentry
- Associate of Arts and Science in Restaurant and Catering Management
- Associate of Arts and Science in Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology
- Associate of Science in Drafting and Design Technology
- Associate of Science in Computer Drafting and Design
- Associate of Arts and Science in Computer Drafting and Design
- Associate of Applied Science in Computer Drafting and Design
- Associate of Arts and Science in Drafting and Design Technology
- Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology
- Associate of Science in Computer Assisted Drafting and Design
In 2011, these affordable programs graduated a reported 3% of trade and career graduates from online colleges and universities in the nation. This represents 3,596 of the 119,249 graduates from around the US. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of trade and career graduates from the lowest cost online colleges and universities has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 1,765 graduates annually.
Tuition ranging from $3,120 to $4,920 yearly is charged by other somewhat more expensive online trade and career schools. An estimated 3 of the 83 online schools that offer trade and career programs in the US charge tuition in this range.
In 2011, 6,421 students received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 5% of the country’s trade and career graduates. Only 5,531 students earned credentials from these schools in 2006, which was just 5 years prior. Therefore, from these reasonably priced online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has increased by 16%.
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|1. South Piedmont Community College||Polkton, North Carolina||$1,808||$7,952|
|2. Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology||Great Falls, Montana||$2,496||$8,748|
|3. South Florida Community College||Avon Park, Florida||$2,765||$10,432|
|4. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College||Elizabethtown, Kentucky||$3,120||$10,680|
|5. Ridgewater College||Willmar, Minnesota||$4,725||$4,725|
|6. Community College of Vermont||Montpelier, Vermont||$4,920||$9,840|
|7. Washington State University||Pullman, Washington||$8,080||$19,122|
|8. Pinnacle Career Institute||Kansas City, Missouri||$13,350||$13,350|
|9. Westwood College||Denver, Colorado||$13,921||$13,921|
|10. Liberty University||Lynchburg, Virginia||$16,792||$16,792|
|11. ITT Technical Institute||Kennesaw, Georgia||$17,748||$17,748|
|12. ITT Technical Institute||Nashville, Tennessee||$17,748||$17,748|
|13. ITT Technical Institute||Columbia, South Carolina||$17,748||$17,748|
|14. ITT Technical Institute||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||$17,748||$17,748|
|15. ITT Technical Institute||Fort Myers, Florida||$17,748||$17,748|
|16. ITT Technical Institute||Fort Wayne, Indiana||$17,748||$17,748|
|17. ITT Technical Institute||Swartz Creek, Michigan||$17,748||$17,748|
|18. ITT Technical Institute||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||$17,748||$17,748|
|19. ITT Technical Institute||Lexington, Kentucky||$17,748||$17,748|
|20. ITT Technical Institute||Newburgh, Indiana||$17,748||$17,748|