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Cheap Online Nursing Bachelors Degree Colleges

Colleges and universities across the nation that offer online bachelors degree in nursing programs charge a median tuition of $9,960 per year. There has been a 27.2% increase in the median tuition over the past few years. In 2007, the annual median tuition was $7,829 at these online schools.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for colleges offering online nursing programs at the bachelors level from most to least costly:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 63
Low cost 66
Average cost 83
Most expensive 59

A yearly tuition of over $21,600 is charged by the costliest schools that have online bachelors degree in nursing programs. On the other hand, tuition charged by the cheapest colleges and universities ranges from $970 to $5,426 annually. Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Carolina are home to the lowest cost accredited online nursing bachelors degree schools.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in RN To Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN to Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N.)
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - LPN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Medical Case Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration - Nurse Case Manager

Approximately 30% of nursing graduates with bachelors degrees from online schools around the US graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 2,852,319 graduates in the nation, 854,314 are from the least costly colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the number of nursing graduates with bachelors degrees from the least costly online colleges has increased by 126,914 graduates per annum. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges has decreased.

Tuition ranging from $5,438 to $9,603 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive online nursing bachelors degree colleges and universities. An estimated 66 of the 271 online schools that offer bachelors degrees in nursing programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 34.4% of the country's nursing bachelors level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 980,694 students. Just 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these schools was only 740,980. Thus, the number of graduates from these affordable online colleges has increased by 32%.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, Massachusetts $970 $7,050
University of Massachusetts North Dartmouth, Massachusetts $1,417 $8,099
University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,758
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
Great Basin College Elko, Nevada $2,078 $8,425
Edison State College Fort Myers, Florida $2,157 $8,002
Miami Dade College Miami, Florida $2,190 $8,765
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, North Carolina $2,274 $11,420
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida $2,296 $12,458
Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico $2,688 $8,220
Western Carolina University Cullowhee, North Carolina $2,816 $12,413
University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida $2,820 $13,453
Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico $2,832 $12,432
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina $2,881 $14,955
University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming $2,970 $11,280
South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota $2,994 $4,491
Fort Hays State University Hays, Kansas $3,035 $11,432
University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina $3,044 $14,091
University of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina $3,243 $15,004
University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida $3,347 $18,089

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