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Cheap Online Colleges in North Carolina

Schools around North Carolina offering online programs charge students a median tuition of $2,129 per year. The median tuition has increased by 53.6% in recent years. In 2007, the per annum median tuition was $1,386 at these online North Carolina colleges and universities.

The tuition range for online colleges in North Carolina offering programs is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the highest to lowest cost colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 27
Low cost 8
Average cost 8
Most expensive 12

A yearly tuition of over $10,320 is charged by the costliest schools that have online programs. However, tuition ranging from $1,356 to $2,034 each year is charged by the cheapest schools. Graham, Morganton, New Bern, Pinehurst, and Winston Salem are home to the lowest cost accredited online schools.

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In 2011, of all graduates from online colleges and universities in North Carolina, roughly 18% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. Therefore, of the 275,123 graduates in North Carolina, 49,296 are from the most inexpensive colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the number of graduates from the least costly online schools has increased by 5,728 graduates per year. However, the percentage of graduates from these schools has remained constant.

Other somewhat more costly online colleges and universities charge a yearly tuition in the range of $2,129 to $2,961. Of the 55 online colleges and universities with programs in North Carolina, 8 offer programs with tuition in this range.

In 2011, 77,997 students received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 28% of the state's graduates. In 2006, which was only 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these colleges was only 46,051 students. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these cheap online colleges has increased by 69%.

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