Cheap Online Library Science Colleges
Schools around the country with online library science programs have a median tuition of $5,167 per year. The median tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was around 19.6%. In 2007, the median tuition at these online colleges and universities was $4,320 annually.
The range of tuition at online library science colleges from most to least expensive is shown in the following chart:
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A yearly tuition of over $5,363 is charged by the costliest schools that have online library science programs. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $3,243 to $3,614 per annum. The accredited online library science schools that are the lowest cost are located in Kansas and North Carolina.
- Master of Library Science - Reference
- Bachelor of General Studies - Library Science
- Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies - Library Science
- Master of Library Science - School Library Media
- Master of Arts in Information Science and Learning Technologies - Library Science
- Master of Library and Information Studies - Library Science
- Master of Arts in Education in Library Science
- Bachelor of Science in Library Science
- Associate of Arts and Science in Library Science
- Bachelor of General Studies in Library Science
A reported 18% of library science graduates from online schools around the US graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 123,163 graduates from across the country, 21,836 are from the least costly colleges. From 2006 to 2011, the number of library science graduates from the least costly online colleges has increased by 2,298 graduates per annum. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges has remained constant.
Tuition ranging from $4,032 to $4,970 yearly is charged by other somewhat more expensive online library science colleges. Of the 8 online colleges and universities that have library science programs in the nation, 2 have tuition in this range.
In 2011, 34.8% of the country's library science graduates received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 42,879 students. The number of students graduating from these colleges was only 38,050 students in 2006, which was only 5 years prior. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has increased by 13%.