2019 Most Affordable Online Nurse Practitioner Programs

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The 25 schools on this list offer the most affordable online nurse practitioner master's degrees. With tuition averaging about $8,039, 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 $4,590. Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers a wide variety of online nurse practitioner master's degrees with tracks to become a Family Nurse Practitioner or a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 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 $4,590
#2 #2 Morningside College Annual Tuition $6,095
#3 #3 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $6,168
#4 #4 Albany State University Annual Tuition $6,600
#5 #5 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $6,754
#6 #6 Delta State University Annual Tuition $7,076
#7 #7 Alcorn State University Annual Tuition $7,084
#8 #8 Georgia College & State University Annual Tuition $7,400
#9 #9 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $7,667
#10 #10 Ball State University Annual Tuition $7,692
#11 #11 McNeese State University Annual Tuition $7,793
#12 #12 University of Northern Colorado Annual Tuition $7,800
#13 #13 Northern Illinois University Annual Tuition $7,854
#14 #14 Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Annual Tuition $7,968
#15 #15 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,218
#16 #16 Midwestern State University Annual Tuition $8,460
#17 #17 Columbus State University Annual Tuition $8,470
#18 #18 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $8,550
#19 #19 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $8,586
#20 #20 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $9,240
#21 #21 University of Alabama at Birmingham Annual Tuition $9,840
#22 #22 Wheeling Jesuit University Annual Tuition $9,900
#23 #23 The University of Texas Medical Branch Annual Tuition $9,929
#24 #24 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $10,393
#25 #25 Rivier University Annual Tuition $10,848
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,590
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 72
  • 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: $6,095
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,581
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Primary Care; Education in Practice; Healthcare Policy/Economics; Nutrition in Disease Management; Pediatric Primary Care; Statistics in Advanced Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $6,168
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 396
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic & Clinical Reasoning for Advanced Practice Nurses; Health Care Delivery Models, Economics and Policy; Health Promotion of the Elderly; Health Promotion of Women And Children; Scientific Underpinnings of the APN Role
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 447
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Assessment; Advanced Nursing Research; Nursing Theory Developement; Primary Care of Adults; Primary Care of Women
  • Annual Tuition: $6,754
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,684
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pharmacology; Contemporary Health Care Ethics; Nursing Theory for the Advanced Practice Role; Statistical Analysis; The Politics of Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $7,076
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 821
  • 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: $7,084
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 595
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pathophysiology; Advanced Pharmacology; Clinical Management Theory I; Role Development; Rural Health Care Policy; Synthesis Practicum
  • Annual Tuition: $7,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 868
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Nursing Assessment; Applied Pharmacology; Ensuring Healthcare Safety Quality; Psych Mental Health Nursing I
  • Annual Tuition: $7,667
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,202
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Appraisal; Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan; FNP Primary Care of Children; FNP Women's Health; Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $7,692
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,987
  • 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: $7,793
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 727
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistics for the Health Sciences; Business, Leadership, and Health Policy for Nurse Practitioners; Generating Evidence for Nursing Practice; Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice Nursing; Population-Based Primary Care
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,076
  • Example Classes:
    Advance Health Care Concepts; Advanced Professional Role; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice of Nursing; Policy, Leadership and Nursing Issues; Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,854
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,936
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Nursing Leadership; Clinical Prevention for Population Health; Primary Care: Adult; Primary Care: Women during Reproduction; Suturing and Office Procedures; X-ray Interpretation
  • Annual Tuition: $7,968
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 255
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice; Biostatistics; Information Systems & Technology for Transformation of Health Care; Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems; Principles of Gerontology in Advanced Nursing Practice; Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $8,218
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,773
  • 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: $8,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 745
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics; Diagnostics for Mental Disorders; Pathological Processes for Advanced Nursing Practice; Population Health in Graduate Nursing; Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Across the Lifespan
  • Annual Tuition: $8,470
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,618
  • 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: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 987
  • Example Classes:
    Family Dynamics; Pharmacotherapeutics; Role of NP in clinical Practice; Role of the NP in Business; Social Forces in Nursing Practice; Theory-Oriented Nursing Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $8,586
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,454
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Adult Health Assessment; Advanced Pharmacology; Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology; Contemporary Concepts in Advanced Practice Roles; Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System; Teaching and Learning in Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 441
  • 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: $9,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 344
  • 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: $9,929
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,538
  • Example Classes:
    Families and Health Promotion; FNP Chronic Illness; Informatics/Quality Improvement; Pharmacology; Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing; Public Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $10,393
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 12,507
  • 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: $10,848
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,239
  • 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
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