2013 Top 10 Online College Tuition Comparison

Most of colleges and universities have online classes(distant learning opportunity) and number of online only schools like University of Phoenix is rapidly increased recent years.

Here, we analyze and compare the tuition of top 10 online schools. The ranking is calculated by referring well known college ranking tools such as usnews and forbes.

School Characteristics Comparison
LocationSchool TypeDegree OfferCampus SettingCompus Housing Distance Learning
Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City, UTPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBS, Post BS, MSSub-urban - LargeNoYes
South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, SDPublic, 4-year or High1 Year Cert, AS, BS, Post BS, MS, Post MS, OtherTown - RemoteYesYes
California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, PAPublic, 4-year or HighAS, BS, Post BS, MS, Post MSTown - FringeYesYes
Dakota State UniversityMadison, SDPublic, 4-year or High1 Year Cert, 2 Year Cert, AS, BS, MS, OtherTown - DistantYesYes
National UniversityLa Jolla, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighAS, BS, Post BS, MSRural - FringeNoYes
University of Massachusetts-LowellLowell, MAPublic, 4-year or High1 Year Cert, AS, BS, Post BS, MS, Post MS, OtherSub-urban - LargeYesYes
Bellevue UniversityBellevue, NEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBS, MS, OtherSub-urban - LargeNoYes
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NEPublic, 4-year or HighBS, MS, Post MSTown - RemoteYesYes
Columbia Southern UniversityOrange Beach, ALPrivate (for-profit), 4-year or High1 Year Cert, AS, BS, Post BS, MS, OtherRural - DistantNoYes
Park UniversityParkville, MOPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or High1 Year Cert, 2 Year Cert, AS, BS, Post BS, MSSub-urban - LargeYesYes

Top 10 Online School Tuition Comparison
Top 10 Online School Tuition Comparison
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionRequired FeesBook & SuppliesLiving CostsTuitionRequired FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Western Governors University$ 5,780$ 90$ 900$ 0$ 5,780$ 90$ 900$ 0
South Dakota State University$ 3,429$ 3,458$ 1,152$ 9,748$ 5,144$ 3,458$ 1,152$ 9,748
California University of Pennsylvania$ 6,240$ 2,672$ 1,000$ 12,910$ 9,984$ 3,802$ 1,000$ 12,910
Dakota State University$ 3,429$ 3,468$ 1,000$ 8,118$ 5,144$ 3,468$ 1,000$ 8,118
National University$ 11,376$ 0$ 1,472$ 0$ 11,376$ 0$ 1,472$ 0
University of Massachusetts-Lowell$ 1,454$ 9,843$ 1,200$ 12,084$ 8,567$ 15,169$ 1,200$ 12,084
Bellevue University$ 6,240$ 300$ 1,500$ 0$ 6,240$ 300$ 1,500$ 0
University of Nebraska at Kearney$ 5,048$ 1,151$ 988$ 11,184$ 10,350$ 1,151$ 988$ 11,184
Columbia Southern University$ 4,800$ 95$ 0$ 0$ 4,800$ 95$ 0$ 0
Park University$ 9,240$ 50$ 1,800$ 10,595$ 9,240$ 50$ 1,800$ 10,595


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