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Schools around the country offering online art programs charge students a median tuition of $11,160 per year. The median tuition has increased by 25.3% in recent years. The yearly median tuition was $8,907 at these online colleges in 2007.

The tuition range for online art colleges from most to least costly is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 88
Low cost 80
Average cost 202
Most expensive 77

A yearly tuition of over $19,996 is charged by the costliest schools that have online art programs. On the other hand, tuition charged by the cheapest colleges ranges from $576 to $4,319 annually. The lowest cost accredited online art schools are located in Arizona, California, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Texas.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects - Background Painting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Production and Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design - Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation - 3-D Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects - 3-D Modeling
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects - Visual Development
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects - Visual Effects
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects - 2D Layout

Of all art graduates from online colleges across the country, approximately 18% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 3,268,946 graduates from around the US, 588,564 are from the most inexpensive schools. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of art graduates from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 8,919 graduates per year.

Yearly tuition in the range of $4,348 to $8,592 is charged by other somewhat more costly online art colleges and universities. Of the 447 online colleges and universities with art programs in the nation, 80 offer programs with tuition in this range.

Approximately 1,187,587 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 36% of the nation's art graduates. In 2006, which was only 5 years earlier, only 982,977 students graduated from these colleges. This represents a 21% increase in the number of graduates from these affordable online schools.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
Massasoit Community College Brockton, Massachusetts $576 $5,520
North Shore Community College Danvers, Massachusetts $600 $6,168
West Valley College Saratoga, California $624 $5,400
West Los Angeles College Culver City, California $698 $5,534
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, California $698 $5,534
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, California $708 $6,474
Cerritos College Norwalk, California $728 $5,124
Saddleback College Mission Viejo, California $728 $4,660
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, California $728 $5,884
Taft College Taft, California $780 $6,270
Navarro College Corsicana, Texas $990 $2,190
Pima Community College Tucson, Arizona $1,284 $6,456
Labette Community College Parsons, Kansas $1,320 $1,320
Randolph Community College Asheboro, North Carolina $1,356 $5,964
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts $1,454 $8,568
Western Texas College Snyder, Texas $1,584 $2,184
Western Oklahoma State College Altus, Oklahoma $1,585 $5,082
Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
Rio Salado College Tempe, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937

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