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An annual average tuition of $10,784 is charged by colleges offering online science programs in the US. In recent years, there has been a 16.1% increase in the average tuition. At these online colleges the average tuition annually in 2007 was $9,287.

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

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 45
Low cost 48
Average cost 41
Most expensive 41

A yearly tuition of over $16,500 is charged by the costliest schools that have online science programs. On the other end of the spectrum, yearly tuition at the cheapest colleges is in the range of $576 to $4,032. California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Texas are home to the least costly accredited online science schools.

  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences - Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Drug Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Professional
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary - Chemistry
  • Associate of Science in Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Science - Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education - Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Mathematics and Science Education - Chemistry

In 2011, of all science graduates from online colleges and universities in the nation, roughly 19% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. Therefore, of the 2,532,825 graduates in the nation, 484,026 are from the least costly colleges and universities. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of science graduates from the lowest cost online colleges has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 11,700 graduates yearly.

Yearly tuition in the range of $4,235 to $7,011 is charged by other somewhat more costly online science colleges. Tuition in this range is charged by 48 of the 175 online colleges that offer science programs in the country.

Approximately 680,123 students earned their degrees from these low tuition online programs in 2011. This is 27% of the nation's science graduates. Only 637,059 students graduated from these colleges, only 5 years earlier, in 2006. Thus, from these low tuition online colleges and universities, the number of graduates has increased by 7%.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
Massasoit Community College Brockton, Massachusetts $576 $5,520
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, California $728 $5,884
San Juan College Farmington, New Mexico $888 $2,184
Navarro College Corsicana, Texas $990 $2,190
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts $1,454 $8,568
Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,758
Houston Community College Houston, Texas $1,968 $1,968
Lanier Technical College Oakwood, Georgia $2,025 $4,050
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, North Carolina $2,129 $12,593
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, North Carolina $2,274 $11,420
Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden, Arkansas $2,640 $3,960
South Florida Community College Avon Park, Florida $2,765 $10,432
University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida $2,820 $13,453
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida $2,870 $16,627
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina $2,881 $14,955
Adams State College Alamosa, Colorado $2,952 $12,912
University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota $2,994 $4,491
University of Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana $3,013 $10,302

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