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Best Affordable Online Masters Nursing

Best Affordable Online Masters in Nursing

Get Educated editors surveyed the U.S. to compile this fact-based Best Buy ranking list of the top 29 affordable online master's nursing degrees for nurse managers, nurse practitioners and nurse educators.
These online nursing degree rankings were calculated by analyzing and comparing tuition and online education fees at 32 nursing schools at regionally accredited universities across the U.S. that offer 44 different online nursing master's. 

Real data — not ad dollars — fuels this unique list of online nursing master's that rank high on affordability and value from accredited nursing schools.

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Our mission: Help consumers Get Educated about the best online learning values in the U.S.


Online nursing schools NEVER pay to be included in these rankings. To appear on any Get Educated Best Online Universities list, the nursing degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average of all online degrees reviewed in the comprehensive national survey.

Average Cost Online Master's Nursing Degrees: $22,130

Most Affordable Online Master's Nursing Degrees: $8,206 ~ Fort Hays University Online

Most Expensive Online Master's Nursing Degrees: $75,600 ~ Georgetown University Online

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Click on any online nursing master's to view details of cost calculation. Each nursing degree profile also features detailed data on admission requirements, online student reviews, public reputation ratings and data on non-profit vs. for-profit institutional status as well as other critical consumer data.

RANK
SCHOOL / DEGREE
STATE
PRICE
NOTE
1

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Administration
(KS)
$8,206
2

A

Western Carolina University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator
(NC)
$9,858
$27,714
Resident
Others
3

A

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Administration
(TX)
$9,864
$22,500
Resident
Others
4

A

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education
(TX)
$10,138
$23,125
Resident
Others
5

A

Western Carolina University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Administration
(NC)
$10,377
$29,173
Resident
Others
6

A-

Ball State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(IN)
$10,527
$17,358
Resident
Others
7

A-

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Systems Management
(TX)
$10,956
$22,539
Resident
Others
8

A-

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
(KS)
$12,309
9

A-

Fitchburg State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Forensic Nursing
(MA)
$12,492
10

A-

Indiana State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Education
(IN)
$13,360
$16,580
Resident
Others
11

B+

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Western Governors University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Leadership & Management
(UT)
$13,580
12

B+

The University of West Florida
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(FL)
$14,043
$15,268
Resident
Others
13

B+

Old Dominion University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(VA)
$14,148
14

B+

University of Missouri
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Leadership in Nursing & Healthcare Systems
(MO)
$14,194
15

B+

Lamar University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(TX)
$14,417
$28,853
Resident
Others
16

B

University of Missouri
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator
(MO)
$14,892
17

B

Jacksonville State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(AL)
$15,804
18

B

Indiana State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
(IN)
$18,368
$22,784
Resident
Others
19

B

West Virginia University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(WV)
$18,436
$54,868
Resident
Others
20

B

Saint Josephs College
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(ME)
$18,900
21

B-

Excelsior College
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Informatics
(NY)
$19,585
22

B-

East Tennessee State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(TN)
$19,880
$27,440
Resident
Others
23

B-

Excelsior College
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Clinical Systems Management
(NY)
$20,100
24

B-

Capella University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(MN)
$20,216
25

B-

Clarkson College
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education
(NE)
$20,553
26

C+

Excelsior College
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education
(NY)
$20,615
27

C+

Walden University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(MN)
$20,715
28

C+

South University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
(GA)
$21,053
29

C+

Grand Canyon University
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education
(AZ)
$21,600


Note: These online nursing degree rankings are based on an exclusive Get Educated Spring 2013 survey of regionally accredited universities with online
nursing schools that offer online nursing master's degrees. 

Tuition and online education costs were valid at time of collection (Spring 2013). Profiles for each online nursing degree in our  guide may reflect different costs based on a different editorial update schedule.


The published cost is an estimated price for the entire nursing master's and typically reflects the most affordable online degree option. Actual costs will vary. Factors such as nursing licenses held at entrance, transfer credits, prerequisite courses and financial aid will affect the final online degree cost for nursing students.

Online universities NEVER pay to be included in any Get Educated online university ranking list. These online nursing master's rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited university that offers a degree that is offered at least 80% via online learning and that is open to the public. 


There is no cost to be included in the Get Educated online graduate school rankings or to use the Get Educated Best Buy award seals should your online nursing degree appear on these rankings. If your online nursing school is regionally accredited and not currently ranked for affordability by Get Educated please contact us for inclusion. The next Best Buy cost rankings of online nursing schools
will be undertaken Spring 2015.


©2010-2013 GetEducated.com, Get Educated, Inc. All rights reserved. These affordable online degree rankings may NOT be re-posted online or reprinted in any format without a license from Get Educated®. Consumer finance and online education bloggers, contact us for a free custom article on the best online nursing degrees for use on your website. Our mission: Help consumers Get Educated® about the best online universities for cost and credibility.
 
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