Cheap Online Colleges in Montana
Colleges in Montana with online programs have an average tuition of $5,323 per year. In recent years, the average tuition has increased. This change in tuition was about 8.7%. The yearly average tuition at these online Montana colleges in 2007 was $4,897.
The following graph shows the range of tuition at online schools in Montana offering programs from least to most affordable:
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A yearly tuition of over $4,836 is charged by the costliest schools that offer online programs. But, annual tuition in the range of $2,496 to $2,802 is charged by the cheapest schools. The least costly accredited online schools are located in Dillon and Great Falls.
- Associate of Science in Human Resources - General Applied Human Resources
- Associate of Science in Human Resources
- Master of Education in Special Education - Generalist
- Master of Education in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies
- Master of Education in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies - Reading, Early Childhood
- Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
- Associate of Science in Business Administration
- Master of Health Administration
- Master of Education in Educational Technology
- Master of Education in School Counseling - Grades K-12
In 2011, an estimated 7% of graduates from online colleges across Montana earned credentials from these cheap programs. Therefore, of the 28,932 graduates from across Montana, 1,869 are from the most inexpensive colleges. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of graduates from the lowest cost online schools has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 455 graduates per year.
Tuition ranging from $3,000 to $3,966 each year is charged by other somewhat more expensive schools. Of the 9 online colleges and universities that offer programs in Montana, 2 charge students tuition in this range.
A reported 12,827 students earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This is 44% of the state's graduates. The number of graduates from these schools was only 1,104 students, just 5 years earlier, in 2006.