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Cheap Online Science Masters Degree Colleges

Colleges and universities across the nation that have online masters degree in science programs require students to pay an average tuition of $9,604 per year. There has been a 16.3% increase in the average tuition over the past few years. In 2007, the average tuition at these online colleges was $8,257 per year.

The tuition range for colleges offering online science programs at the masters level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 25
Low cost 27
Average cost 23
Most expensive 23

Tuition of more than $9,794 per annum is charged by the most expensive online masters degree in science colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, the cheapest colleges and universities require students to pay per annum tuition costs in the range of $1,454 to $4,319. The accredited online science masters degree schools that are the least costly are located in Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and South Dakota.

  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Drug Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Professional
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary - Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education - Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Mathematics and Science Education - Chemistry
  • Professional Science Master of Chemistry in Analytical Chemistry
  • Master of Education - Adolescent and Young Adult Chemistry Education

These cheap programs graduated an estimated 20% of science graduates with masters degrees from online schools around the US in 2011. This represents 414,165 of the 2,064,759 graduates from across the country. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of science graduates with masters degrees from the least expensive online colleges has increased by 9,349 graduates yearly, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges has decreased.

Other somewhat more expensive online science masters degree schools charge students tuition ranging from $4,680 to $6,486 yearly. Approximately 27 of the 98 online schools offering masters degrees in science programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 25.5% of the nation's science masters level graduates earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs. This represents 525,925 students. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these colleges and universities was only 363,032. This represents a 45% increase in the number of graduates from these low tuition online schools.

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