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Colleges in the US that have online psychology programs require students to pay an average tuition of $12,866 per year. Over the past few years, the average tuition has increased. This change in tuition was about 7.4%. The average tuition per annum was $11,983 at these online colleges in 2007.

The range of tuition at online psychology colleges from least to most affordable is shown in the following chart:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 29
Low cost 54
Average cost 45
Most expensive 37

The most expensive colleges that have online psychology programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $19,200. But, tuition in the range of $728 to $6,089 yearly is charged by the cheapest schools. California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas are home to the lowest cost accredited online psychology schools.

  • Doctor of Psychology in Leadership Psychology
  • PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Forensic and Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology - School Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PhD in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
  • PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in General Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Criminal Justice

These reasonably priced programs graduated roughly 21% of psychology graduates from online schools around the US in 2011. Therefore, of the 1,298,154 graduates from across the country, 274,559 are from the most inexpensive colleges. From 2006 to 2011, the number of psychology graduates from the least costly online schools has increased by 11,786 graduates per year. However, the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.

Yearly tuition in the range of $6,216 to $11,040 is charged by other somewhat more costly online psychology schools. A reported 54 of the 165 online schools with psychology programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 35.4%, or 459,205 of the country's psychology graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. In 2006, which was just 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these schools was only 390,679 students. Thus, the number of graduates from these affordable online colleges has increased by 18%.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
Saddleback College Mission Viejo, California $728 $4,660
Amarillo College Amarillo, Texas $864 $1,824
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts $1,454 $8,568
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, North Carolina $2,129 $12,593
Palo Alto College San Antonio, Texas $2,568 $5,136
Sinclair Community College Dayton, Ohio $2,707 $5,497
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, Louisiana $3,002 $10,744
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia $3,763 $14,155
University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho $3,874 $11,592
Utah State University Logan, Utah $4,047 $13,031
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma $4,103 $14,925
Lansing Community College Lansing, Michigan $4,200 $6,300
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, Georgia $4,274 $15,888
Valley City State University Valley City, North Dakota $4,433 $11,835
Georgia Military College Martinez, Georgia $4,560 $4,560
Graduate School and University Center New York, New York $4,600 $9,960
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado $4,680 $15,864
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tennessee $4,824 $17,352
University of Nevada Reno, Nevada $5,063 $18,353
Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado $5,256 $21,366

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