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Colleges in the US with online associates degree in nursing programs have a median tuition of $5,804 per year. The median tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 43.3%. In 2007, the median tuition at these online colleges was $4,050 annually.

The tuition range for colleges offering online nursing programs at the associates level from highest to lowest cost is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 26
Low cost 27
Average cost 28
Most expensive 41

The most expensive colleges that have online associates degree in nursing programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $11,544. However, the cheapest schools charge students annual tuition costs ranging from $600 to $3,120. The accredited online nursing associates degree schools that are the lowest cost are located in Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming.

  • Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing
  • Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Practical Nursing
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Nursing - Registered Nurse
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Registered Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Registering Nursing
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Career Mobility Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Nursing

In 2011, these affordable programs graduated a reported 22% of nursing graduates with associates degrees from online colleges and universities in the nation. Therefore, of the 534,668 graduates in the nation, 116,586 are from the most inexpensive colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of nursing graduates with associates degrees from the most inexpensive online colleges and universities has increased. Also, the number of graduates has increased by 35,644 graduates each year.

Tuition ranging from $3,126 to $4,824 per annum is charged by other somewhat more expensive online nursing associates degree schools. Of the 122 online colleges and universities with associates degrees in nursing programs in the nation, 27 offer programs with tuition in this range.

A reported 22.4%, or 119,589 of the nation's nursing associates level graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. Only 84,030 students graduated from these colleges, only 5 years earlier, in 2006. Thus, from these affordable online colleges and universities, the number of graduates has increased by 42%.

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