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The median tuition charged by schools around the country that have online masters degree in social work programs is $7,620 yearly. The median tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was around 33.7%. The yearly median tuition was $5,700 at these online colleges in 2007.

Online masters degree in social work schools are also known as social services and social welfare schools. The range of tuition at colleges offering online social work programs at the masters level is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 6
Low cost 6
Average cost 7
Most expensive 7

A yearly tuition of over $11,152 is charged by the costliest online masters degree in social work colleges and universities. On the other end of the spectrum, annual tuition in the range of $2,832 to $4,815 is charged by the cheapest schools. The accredited online social work masters degree schools that are the lowest cost are located in Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas.

  • Master of Social Work - Clinical
  • Master of Social Work - Administrative Leadership
  • Master of Social Work - Social Change
  • Master of Social Work - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Master of Social Work - Child and Family
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical Social Work
  • Master of Social Work - Direct Practice
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical Health Care
  • Master of Social Work - Social Work Foundation
  • Master of Social Work - School Social Work

In 2011, of all social work graduates with masters degrees from online colleges and universities in the nation, roughly 23% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 142,743 of the 608,993 graduates from across the country. From 2006 to 2011, the number of social work graduates with masters degrees from the least costly online colleges has increased by 19,345 graduates per annum. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges has decreased.

Yearly tuition in the range of $5,256 to $6,885 is charged by other somewhat more costly online social work masters degree colleges and universities. Of the 26 online colleges and universities that offer masters degrees in social work programs in the nation, 6 charge students tuition in this range.

In 2011, 13.2% of the country's social work masters level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 80,525 students. In 2006, which was a short 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these colleges and universities was as much as 83,480 students. Therefore, from these reasonably priced online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has decreased by 4%.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico $2,832 $12,432
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida $2,870 $16,627
Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina $2,961 $14,273
Valdosta State University Valdosta, Georgia $3,696 $13,272
Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos, Texas $4,584 $12,024
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina $4,815 $23,430
Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado $5,256 $21,366
Humboldt State University Arcata, California $5,472 $11,160
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota $5,652 $15,091
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, Pennsylvania $5,804 $14,510
Washburn University Topeka, Kansas $6,210 $14,100
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia $6,885 $19,604
University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii $7,584 $21,024
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky $7,656 $16,724
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona $7,793 $20,257
University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas $7,875 $20,680
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama $7,900 $20,500
Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan $7,904 $18,104
University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois $10,386 $24,528
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan $11,152 $29,108

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