Cheap Online Colleges in Washington state
Colleges in Washington state with online programs have a median tuition of $6,089 per year. The median tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was about 33.9%. In 2007, the median tuition at these online Washington state colleges was $4,548 annually.
The range of tuition at online schools in Washington state offering programs from least to most affordable is shown in the following chart:
|Tuition Level||Number of Schools|
A yearly tuition of over $14,574 is charged by the costliest online colleges and universities. However, tuition charged by the cheapest colleges ranges from $2,520 to $2,820 yearly. The least expensive accredited online schools are located in Aberdeen, Bellevue, Des Moines, Shoreline, and Vancouver.
- Master of Arts in Education in Teaching and Learning
- Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security
- Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Finance
- Bachelor of Science in Management - Health Services Management
- Bachelor of Science in Management - Hospitality Management
- Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Operations Management
- Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Project Management
- Bachelor of Science in Management - Sales and Marketing
In 2011, roughly 16% of graduates from online colleges across Washington state earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. Therefore, of the 100,361 graduates from across Washington state, 16,051 are from the least costly colleges. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of graduates from the lowest cost online colleges has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 1,594 graduates yearly.
Other somewhat more costly online colleges charge a yearly tuition in the range of $2,903 to $3,626. Tuition in this range is charged by 5 of the 21 online colleges with programs in Washington state.
In 2011, 8,439 students received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 8% of the state's graduates. In 2006, which was a short 5 years earlier, as much as 16,338 students graduated from these colleges and universities. This is a 48% decrease in the number of students graduating from these cheap online schools.