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 about 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
Undergrad Graduate Undergrad  Graduate Undergrad Graduate
Western International University $250 $350 $30,000
120 credits
$13,650*
39 credits
N/A N/A
American Public University $270 $350 $32,670
121 credits
$13,650
39 credits

$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

Arizona State University
$523 $1,125 - $1,312.50 $62,760
120 credits
$54,000 - $63,000
48 credits

 

$50 technology fee per term*

$47 Financial Aid Trust
fee per term

$50 graduation
application fee

$500 nonrefundable deposit

$50 technology fee per term*

$47 Financial Aid Trust
fee per term

$50 graduation
application fee

Ashford University $443 $644 $53,160
120 credits
$27,048
42 credits

$50 technology fee
per course

$100 books/materials 
per course (average)

$150 graduation fee

$50 technology fee
per course

$140 books/materials 
per course (average)

$150 graduation fee

DeVry University $609 $766 $75,516
124 credits
$36,768
48 credits

$30 application fee

$190 books/materials
per session (average)

$20 student services
fee per session

$30 application fee

$175 books/materials 
per session (average)



Grand Canyon University $470 $560 $56,400
120 credits
$25,760
46 credits

$400 one-time learning management fee

$85 canyon connect*

$150 graduation fee

$400 one-time learning management fee

$95 canyon connect*

$150 graduation fee

Kaplan University $371 $441 $66,780****
180 credits
$33,516
76 credits

$45 application fee

$295 technology
fee per term

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$45 application fee

$295 technology
fee per term*

MBA course fees:
$50 ; $104.50

Western Governor's University $2,890
per 6 mo. term
$3,250
per 6 mo. term
$23,120
120 CUs**
$13,000
33 CUs***

$145 resource fee
per term*

$65 application fee

$145 resource fee
per term*

$65 application fee

           ** assuming finished in 4 years / 8 terms     *** assuming finished in 2 years / 4 terms * textbooks/course materials not included * textbooks/course materials not included
    ****$45,000 total tuition cost if eligible for Tuition Cap program * Not including undergraduate course requirements, if needed ****$200 admin fee per term if eligible for Tuition Cap program  

The tuition rates provided represent the cost of online business program tuition and fees published on each university's website, as retrieved April 18, 2016 from the following URLs: