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Colleges in the US that have online education programs require students to pay an average tuition of $11,697 per year. The average tuition has increased by 16.5% in recent years. The annual average tuition at these online schools in 2007 was $10,042.

Online education schools are also known as Education Administration and Teaching schools. The following graph shows the range of tuition at online education colleges from most to least expensive:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 133
Low cost 115
Average cost 128
Most expensive 103

Tuition of more than $21,510 yearly is charged by the most expensive online education colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition in the range of $728 to $4,384 each year is charged by the cheapest schools. The accredited online education schools that are the most inexpensive are located in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Texas.

  • MA in Education-Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education - Preschool-Third/Mild Intervention
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English as a Second Language: ESL/Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Early Childhood Education - Special Education/Inclusion
  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education - Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Education - Early Childhood Education

Of all education graduates from online colleges across the country, approximately 20% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 924,184 of the 4,644,929 graduates in the nation. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of education graduates from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 56,738 graduates per year.

Other somewhat more expensive online education schools charge students tuition ranging from $4,433 to $8,322 yearly. Of the 479 online colleges and universities that have education programs in the nation, 115 have tuition in this range.

Approximately 1,710,613 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 37% of the nation's education graduates. The number of graduates from these schools was only 1,386,337 students, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 23% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
Saddleback College Mission Viejo, California $728 $4,660
Taft College Taft, California $780 $6,270
Framingham State University Framingham, Massachusetts $970 $7,050
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas $1,200 $1,920
Eastern New Mexico University Roswell, New Mexico $1,214 $4,456
Pima Community College Tucson, Arizona $1,284 $6,456
Randolph Community College Asheboro, North Carolina $1,356 $5,964
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts $1,454 $8,568
Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, Arizona $1,520 $8,120
Western Texas College Snyder, Texas $1,584 $2,184
Western Oklahoma State College Altus, Oklahoma $1,585 $5,082
Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, North Carolina $1,600 $7,722
Barton County Community College Great Bend, Kansas $1,636 $2,408
Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
Rio Salado College Tempe, Arizona $1,704 $7,488
University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,758
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
Surry Community College Dobson, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952
Haywood Community College Clyde, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952

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