2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Nurse Practitioner (NP) Degrees

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The 24 schools on this list offer the most affordable online nurse practitioner master's degrees. With tuitions ranging from $5,610 to $16,000, students will be able to find a program that fits within their budget. Top-ranked Middle Georgia State University has an annual tuition of only $5,610. Tenth-ranked University of South Alabama offers a wide variety of online nurse practitioner master's degrees, including specializations in women's health, neonatal care, and psychiatric care.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online master's programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Middle Georgia State University Annual Tuition $5,610
#2 #2 Columbus State University Annual Tuition $6,930
#3 (tie) #3 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $8,550
#3 (tie) #3 (tie) Rivier University Annual Tuition $8,550
#5 #5 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $8,855
#6 #6 Nicholls State University Annual Tuition $9,066
#7 #7 Delta State University Annual Tuition $9,362
#8 #8 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $9,814
#9 #9 Chamberlain College of Nursing Annual Tuition $9,975
#10 #10 University of South Alabama Annual Tuition $10,188
#11 #11 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $10,464
#12 #12 Purdue University Northwest Annual Tuition $11,468
#13 #13 Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Annual Tuition $11,517
#14 #14 University of Southern Indiana Annual Tuition $12,138
#15 #15 Boise State University Annual Tuition $12,500
#16 #16 Cedarville University Annual Tuition $12,518
#17 #17 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $13,450
#18 #18 Jefferson College of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $13,515
#19 #19 Felician College Annual Tuition $14,280
#20 #20 Wheeling Jesuit University Annual Tuition $14,300
#21 #21 Northwest Nazarene University Annual Tuition $14,760
#22 #22 Ball State University Annual Tuition $14,862
#23 #23 The University of Texas Medical Branch Annual Tuition $15,449
#24 #24 Gonzaga University Annual Tuition $16,000
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Assessment/Diagnostic Reasoning; Advanced Pharmacology/Therapeutic Interventions; Leadership/Management & Healthcare Policy; Project Management in Healthcare; Quality/Safety/Improvement Processes; Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $6,930
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,503
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic & Clinical Reasoning for Advanced Practice Nurses; Health Promotion of Adults; Health Promotion of Elderly; Health Promotion of Women and Children; Heath Care Delivery Models, Economics and Policy; Scientific Underpinnings of the APN Role
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,203
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Policy; Advanced Role of the Nurse; Biostatistics for the Health Sciences; Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare; Quality Healthcare Improvement; Research Capstone Advisement
  • Annual Tuition: $8,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 425
  • Example Classes:
    Health Care Policy; Health Promotion & Problems of Adults and Their Families; Health Promotion and Problems of the Elderly & Their Families; Health Promotion of Children and Their Families; Population Health and Emerging Disease
  • Annual Tuition: $9,066
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 669
  • Example Classes:
    Business, Leadership and Health Policy for Nurse Practitioners; Diagnostic Considerations & Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Disorders; Generating Evidence for Nursing Practice; Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Nursing; Population Based Primary Care; Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,362
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 801
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Assessment; Advanced Healthcare Policy and Politics; Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice; Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care; Informatics in Clinical Practice; Role Synthesis (Nurse Practitioners)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,814
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,711
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Assessment Advance Practice Nurses; Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics; Advanced Practice Nurse Role; Family Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis, Management; FNP Diagnosis, Management Women, Children
  • Annual Tuition: $9,975
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,118
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Physical Assessment; Healthcare Policy; Population Health, Epidemiology & Statistical Principles; Primary Care of the Maturing & Aged Family Practicum
  • Annual Tuition: $10,188
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,687
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Prevention and Population Health; Data Management & Decision Making in Complex Health Care Systems; Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues for Family NP; Healthcare Policy and Finance; Neonatal NP Project Planning & Development
  • Annual Tuition: $10,464
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,355
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum; Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; Clinical Procedures for Advanced Practice Nurses; Exploration of Science and Theories for Nursing; Role of the Nurse in Advanced Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $11,468
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 882
  • Example Classes:
    Health Care Organization, Policy & Economics; Pathophysiologic Concepts; Primary Care of the Aging Family; Primary Care of the Young Family; Sociocultural Influences on Health
  • Annual Tuition: $11,517
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,107
  • Example Classes:
    Acute Chronic; Diverse Care Environments; Economics of Advanced Practice; Epidemiology and Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice; Genomics in Health Care; Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,138
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 909
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology; Healthcare Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice; Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Systems; Population Based Care and Health Policy; Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $12,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,983
  • Example Classes:
    Acute Care Clinical Skills Synthesis; Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology; Concepts of Population Nursing; Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse; Professional Role for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Annual Tuition: $12,518
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 301
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Older Adults; Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice; Biblical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice; Healthcare Economics and Policy; Professional Role Development and Health Care Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $13,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,571
  • Example Classes:
    Aging in 21st Century; Business of Advanced Practice Nursing; Ethical Concepts and Issues in Advanced Practice; Family & Community Assessment; Intro to Health & Healthcare Disparities, Vulnerable Populations, and Epidemiology; Primary Care Approaches for Women
  • Annual Tuition: $13,515
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 262
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology; Integration of Evidence in Advanced Nursing Practice; Primary Care in Reproductive Health; Primary Care of Adults and Geriatrics; Primary Care of Children/Adolescents and Women; Translation of Evidence
  • Annual Tuition: $14,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 348
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Across the Lifespan; Nurisng Research: Application, Utilization and Evaluation; Pharmacology/Prescriptive Practice; Policy, Advocacy and Ethical Legal Issues in Healthcare; Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Population; Primary Care of the Pediatric Population
  • Annual Tuition: $14,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 342
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pathophysiology; Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of Infant, Child and Adolescent; Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of Reproductive Health; Health Care Delivery Systems & Economics; Health Promotion
  • Annual Tuition: $14,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 712
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pharmacology; Evidenced Based Practice For Graduate Nursing; Healthcare Systems & Health Policy; Leadership Perspectives for Advancing the Profession of Nursing; Primary Care of the Family
  • Annual Tuition: $14,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,594
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Clinical Pharmacology; Advanced Health Assessment; Advanced Practice Nursing and Role Theory; Nursing Concepts in Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention in Populations; Pathophysiology and Nursing Practice; Primary Care of Women
  • Annual Tuition: $15,449
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,424
  • Example Classes:
    Families and Health Promotion; FNP Chronic Illness; Informatics/Quality Improvement; Pharmacology; Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing; Public Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,429
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pathophysiology; Clinical Prevention for Diverse Populations; Contemporary Healthcare Environment; Primary Care: Adult/Geriatric; Primary Care: Gender Based; Theoretical Foundations for Healthcare Improvement
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