Tuition Rates for Doctor of Education programs

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  1. cpatterson

    cpatterson New Member

    I was wondering if anyone knew the full tuition rates for the following doctorate programs?

    Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Change, Fielding Graduate University
    Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Phoenix
    Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University
    Ph.D., Leadership in Educational Administration, Capella University
    Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
     
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    C. Patterson: I was wondering if anyone knew the full tuition rates for the following doctorate programs?

    Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Change, Fielding Graduate University www.fielding.edu
    Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Phoenix www.uopxonline.com or www.phoenix.edu
    Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University www.argosy.edu
    Ph.D., Leadership in Educational Administration, Capella University www.capella.edu
    Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University www.nova.edu

    Ted Heiks: Well, we can start by typing in some urls and that'll make the research a bit easier.
     
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  3. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    I think there are many new members coming on now asking for the same questions that have been covered before and asking us to their research, of course that we have the option to ignore it or encourage this new member to utilized the search feature in this site or research over the internet as you did for the same information. Ted your a definitely a kind man, I was(still am in some scenarios) but some people need to learn.
     
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

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    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

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    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

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    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

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  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Oy vey! Fielding does make it difficult to calculate their total program tuition. But here goes. Here www.fielding.edu/elc/curriculum.htm and www.fielding.edu/policies/catalog/elcedd04.htm we learn that the Fielding EdD requires 4 core KAs (knowledge areas), 4 elective KAs, one 3-credit course, and an 18-hr. dissertation, and that a KA equals ten traditional units (hours or credits, if you will). Here www.fielding.edu/policies/financia/tuitinfo.htm we learn that tuition for the EdD is is $18,420/year ($6,140/term) for the coursework phase and $12,894/year ($4,298/term) for the dissertation phase. Here www.fielding.edu/policies/academic/length.htm we learn that typical time in program is 4 to 6 years and no more than 10 years. Here www.fielding.edu/policies/academic/satispro.htm we learn that satisfactory academic progress means 18 hours a year. Thus, since there is a minimum of 18 hours a year, one would complete 72 hours of coursework in 4 years and that would leave 11 hours of coursework which, assuming 6 hours/term (18 hours/year divided by 3 terms), would mean 2 additional terms. The other four years, at three terms per year, would be twelve terms, for a total of 14 terms of coursework.

    $6,140/term x 14 terms= $85,960 for the coursework phase

    Then, assume that an 18-hour dissertation could be written in a year.

    $4,298/term x 3 terms = $12,894 for the dissertation phase

    $85,960 + $12,894 = $98,854

    Good heavens! Just shy of $100K for a Doctor of Education degree? Did I make a math error or misinterpret the data presented?

    Of course, if one could get things down to four years time in program, then coursework tuition would be $55,260 ($18,420/year x 3 years) and dissertation tuition would be $12,894, with the grand total being the low, low price of a mere $68,154!
     
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  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Of course, if one could get things down to four years time in program, then coursework tuition would be $55,260 ($18,420/year x 3 years) and dissertation tuition would be $12,894, with the grand total being the low, low price of a mere $68,154!

    On the other hand, if you wanted to string things out to your maximum 10 years time in program, assume that you keep up with the 18 hours/year on the coursework phase (resulting in 4 years and 2 terms of coursework) and then get multiple extensions on the dissertation, stringing it out to 5 years and 1 term (16 terms).

    $6140/term x 14 terms = $85,960 coursework

    $4298/term x 16 terms = $68,768 dissertation

    $85,960 + $68,768 = $154,728 total program tuition
     
  10. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    OK. Now for Capella. Here www.capella.edu/schools_programs/education/phd/educational_administration_leadership.aspx we learn that Capella's PhD in Leadership in Educational Administration requires 120 quarter hours and costs $4335/quarter. Thus, we may have to speculate on courseload per quarter. Here www.capella.edu/inc/pdf/tuition_chart.pdf we learn that Capella charges $4,335/quarter for coursework, $3,690/quarter for comprehensive exams and dissertation, and $960/quarter for "advanced doctoral learners" (i.e., anyone having completed 16 quarters in the doctoral program). At the program page (above), we learn that Capella requires 12 hours of core courses (three courses of four credits each), 40 hours of specialization courses (ten courses of four credits each), 44 hours of elective courses (eleven courses of four credits each), 4 hours of comprehensive exam credit (one four-hour course), and 20 hours of dissertation credit (four five-credit courses). Assuming that one can handle two courses (eight hours) per quarter, the coursework phase should take 12 quarters. Assuming that the comps and the dissertation research units take one quarter each, that's five quarters in candidacy phase. Hence:

    $4,335 x 12 = $52,020
    $3,690 x 5 = 18,450
    $52,020 + $18,450 $70,470
     
  11. jaer57

    jaer57 New Member

    No offense to the original poster, but if someone can't research something as simple as tuition rates on their own, maybe they shouldn't be considering a pursuit in doctoral studies. Of course, it could just be complete laziness, in which I can relate. :cool:
     
  12. chasisaac

    chasisaac Member

    I find this to be a really interesting thread.
     
  13. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    What about ROI? How long will that take taking into account present salaries?
     
  14. cpatterson

    cpatterson New Member

    Why I asked?

    I wouldnt call is laziness if you go to the University of Phoenix website they don't list tuition rates, they want you to call them to find out the tuition rates, and that sounds like an extremely long conversation. With Capella University, I don't know if its my computer or their website but at certain hours I can surf their site and others I can't. As for Fielding Graduate University, I did add it up, but I thought I was doing something wrong, because I didnt think that an Ed.D. would cost that much money. I just through Argosy & Nova into the list

    It suprises me, because from what I heard the University of Phoenix was condsidered the most expensive, but from the information that Ted Heiks provided it shows that it is not.

    Thanks Ted Heiks
     
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  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  16. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Of course you wouldn't.
     
  17. jaer57

    jaer57 New Member

    Took me 30 seconds to google "uop tuition", find the link below, enter my zip code, select "Education" as the area of interest, click on the "View tuition & fees" button, and find out Doctoral tuition is $720/credit:

    http://www.phoenix.edu/tuition_and_financial_options/tuition_and_fees.aspx

    You're welcome! :cool:
     
  18. cpatterson

    cpatterson New Member

    Congratulations on your accoplishment : )
     
  19. cpatterson

    cpatterson New Member

    That's what I said, If you are not going to offer help or assistance, than I would perfer you keep the negative comments to yourself.

    Of course you would take this the wrong way!!!
     
  20. RobbCD

    RobbCD New Member

    The type of feedback that you get here is not up to you.

    I think the lowest cost Ed.D. is Harrison Middleton's ( www.chumsci.edu ) for around $16,500.

    Good Luck.
     

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