The cost of attending a web design college or university in California is more than double the average cost of $9,000, according to a new study.
The median cost of online education in California was $3.3 million in 2016, according a survey released on Tuesday by the Institute for College Access & Success (ICAAS), a nonprofit organization that advocates for higher education for low-income students.
The average price of an online education was $923,400, a jump of $1,400 from a year earlier, the study found.
The cost for an online degree in California rose from $1.3 billion in 2015 to $1 billion in 2016.
Online education was a big cost for students, who typically had to pay at least twice as much in tuition as the average student.
A typical college graduate had to contribute $2,350 to attend an online college, according the study.
While online education has been growing, the cost of a degree has stayed constant since the mid-2000s, according ICAAS.
Students typically take two years to complete a bachelor’s degree program and can graduate with at least $15,000 to $50,000.
The study found that nearly one in five students who received a bachelor of design in college between 2015 and 2016 had to work full-time for the next two years, compared to one in 10 who did not.ICAAS said the trend was exacerbated by the high cost of living in California, which is now among the most expensive states in the country.
The median rent in Los Angeles County for one-bedroom apartments is $2.7 million, according property data provider Zillow.