Tuition Comparison Guide

HOW DOES A DEGREE AT WEST STACK UP? TAKE A LOOK

At Western International University® (West), we've streamlined our programs and improved our online course delivery model, making it possible for you to earn your degree for approximately half the cost of many other institutions. Our Tuition Comparison Guide below presents the costs of an online business degree at several universities.

 

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COMPARISON CHART
  Tuition Price per Credit Hour Tuition Price for Program Additional Fees(Non-Refundable)
Undergrad Graduate Undergrad Graduate Undergrad Graduate
Western International University $250 $350 $30,950 $12,800 All inclusive All inclusive
American Public University $250 $325 $30,250 $12,675

$50 technology fee per course

$100 graduation fee

$50 transfer credit evaluation fee

$50 technology fee per course

$100 graduation fee

$50 transfer credit evaluation fee

$100 books/materials per course**


Arizona State University
$513 $1,377 - $1,472 $61,560 $53,000 - $62,000              *              *
Ashford University $420 $612 $50,400 $25,704

$50 technology fee per course

$100 books/material per course (average)

$150 graduation fee

$50 technology fee per course

$140 books/material per course (average)

$150 graduation fee

DeVry University

credit hours 1-7: $609

credit hours 8+: $365

$766 $71,856 $36,768

$40 application fee

$190 books/material per session (average)

$20 student services fee per session

$40 application fee

$175 books/material per session (average)

Grand Canyon University $465 $550 $55,800 $25,300

$85 canyon connect*

$150 graduation fee

$400 one-time learning management fee

$95 canyon connect*

$150 graduation fee

$400 one-time learning management fee

Kaplan University $371* $441* $66,870 $33,516

$45 application fee

$200 technology fee per term

$45 application fee

$200 technology fee per term

MBA course fees: $40, $104.50

Western Governor's University $2,890 per 6 mo. term $3,250 per 6 mo. term

$23,120

(assuming finished in 4 years/8 terms)

$13,000

(assuming finished in 2 years/4 terms)

$145 resource fee per term

$65 application fee*

$145 resource fee per term

$65 application fee*


  * tuition per quarter hour * tuition per quarter hour     * textbooks/course materials not included * textbooks/course materials not included

The tuition rates provided represent the cost of online business program tuition and fees published on each university's website, as retrieved Septermber 24, 2014 from the following URLs: