CRNA Schools by Cost

crna schools by costGoing to CRNA school is a big commitment financially and for many people it will be one of the biggest investments they make in their entire lives outside of purchasing their first house.  Some CRNA students plan their costs ahead of time and save plenty of money working as a RN while others graduate from CRNA school full of student loans. It is important to plan your CRNA School expenses wisely as it is always easier to spend money than to save it. In this article, I will discuss the Nurse Anesthetist School Cost and lay out all the CRNA schools by cost.

CRNA School Application Costs

The first cost for applying to CRNA schools is the application fee.  The average CRNA School application fee is US$61 and the median CRNA school application fee is US$60.  The highest CRNA school application fee is US$160 (U of Southern Mississippi), US$145 (University of Tennessee at Memphis) and US$140 (University of Cincinnati CRNA).  52 school charge application fees at $50 or less.  This is a range that a CRNA applicants can expect applying for schools.  We recommend students apply for between 5 to 10 schools of their choice, so this can cost up to US$600 depending on the number of CRNA schools you apply.

The second major cost is sending university transcripts. In addition, you’ll need to send a school transcript to every CRNA school you are applying.  These cost about US$10 per transcript, so total will be $100 assuming you apply to 10 schools.

The last and highest CRNA school application cost will be the interview expenses.  All CRNA schools require at least one in person interview.  Your interview expenses may include flight, car or hotel expenses so it could really add up quickly depending on how many schools you receive interviews.  All in all, it’s great news to receive a CRNA school interview, so it is important to budget these costs properly.  Remember to prepare yourself financially and save enough cash ahead of time for these ad hoc expenses which add up quickly.

After you are accepted in the CRNA school of your choice, you will likely have to leave a reservation fee.  In other words, this is considered as a deposit to guarantee your spot in the upcoming class.  The average CRNA reservation fee is US$1,358.  Your CRNA tuition bill will later deduct this deposit for your next payment.

Nurse Anesthetist School Cost

crna school by costIn short, CRNA and Nurse Anesthetist School cost is high.

The average In-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$93,065 and the median In-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$89,616.  The highest In-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$211,633 (UPenn CRNA).  The lowest In-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$26,666 (USM CRNA Program). That is to say, this is a range that a CRNA applicants can expect applying for CRNA Schools In-State.

In general, the Out-of-State CRNA program cost is approximately 15-20 percent higher than the In-State CRNA program cost.  The average Out-of-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$109,401 and the median Out-of-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$104,572.  The highest Out-of-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$211,633 (UPenn CRNA).  The lowest Out-of-State Nurse Anesthetist School Cost is US$31,898 (USM CRNA Program). This is a range that a CRNA applicants can expect applying for schools Out-of-State.  To clarify, private CRNA schools only charge a set standard fee.  They do not charge in-state or out-of-state tuition.

All nurse anesthetist school costs above include additional expenses such as nursing textbooks, supplies, health fees, technology fees, graduate student fees, etc that vary school by school.  However, the costs exclude housing expenses, health insurance and transportation which will vary by CRNA student.  Above all, remember it now takes 3 anesthesia school years to graduate with a CRNA degree.

We have updated all the costs for the 2021 academic school year.

CRNA School by Cost US$150,000 and Above

nurse anesthetist school cost

CRNA schools in this tuition price category include some of the most prestigious CRNA programs in the United States.  In short, there are 8 schools in this tuition category of US$150k and above.  For example, UPenn CRNA is an Ivy League School along with Duke CRNA Program and Georgetown CRNA which are among the same ranks.  Likewise, Emory CRNA Program, Boston College CRNA and Jefferson CRNA Program have world renowned CRNA programs.

  1. UPenn CRNA
  2. Emory CRNA
  3. Northshore CRNA
  4. Boston College CRNA
  5. USC CRNA School
  6. Georgetown CRNA
  7. Jefferson CRNA Program

CRNA School by Cost US$100,000 to US$149,999

In short, there are 33 schools with the tuition range of US$100k-US$150k.

  1. Cleveland Clinic CRNA program
  2. Case Western CRNA
  3. UM CRNA Program
  4. Loma Linda CRNA
  5. Buffalo CRNA Program
  6. Cedar Crest CRNA
  7. La Salle CRNA program
  8. OHSU Nursing
  9. Rosalind Franklin CRNA
  10. Northeastern CRNA
  11. University of Tulsa Nursing
  12. TCU CRNA
  13. AdventHealth CRNA
  14. National University CRNA
  15. Texas Wesleyan University CRNA
  16. Baylor College of Medicine CRNA
  17. Villanova CRNA program
  18. Marquette CRNA
  19. Samuel Merritt CRNA
  20. Detroit Mercy CRNA
  21. University of Arizona CRNA
  22. York College CRNA
  23. Marian University CRNA
  24. Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program
  25. Rush University CRNA
  26. University of Minnesota CRNA
  27. Charleston Area Medical Center
  28. Augusta CRNA Program
  29. Goldfarb CRNA
  30. Excela Health School of Anesthesia
  31. WVU CRNA program
  32. Samford CRNA
  33. NKU CRNA

CRNA School by Cost US$50,000 to US$99,999

crna school by costIn summary, there are 63 schools with the tuition range of US$50-US$100k.

  1. Bryan College CRNA
  2. University of Scranton CRNA
  3. FranU CRNA
  4. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh CRNA
  5. Gonzaga CRNA
  6. Drexel CRNA
  7. Millikin CRNA
  8. Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes
  9. Mount Marty CRNA
  10. Midwestern University CRNA
  11. Otterbein CRNA
  12. Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  13. Kaiser CRNA
  14. UNE CRNA Program
  15. Keiser University CRNA
  16. Quinnipiac CRNA Program
  17. Union University CRNA
  18. University of Maryland CRNA
  19. Clarkson College CRNA
  20. Rutgers CRNA
  21. Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program
  22. U of M CRNA Program
  23. UT CRNA Program
  24. UND CRNA Program
  25. UAB CRNA
  26. Integrated Anesthesia Associates
  27. University of Pittsburgh CRNA
  28. Westminster CRNA
  29. Oakland University CRNA Program
  30. Albany Medical College CRNA Program
  31. FIU CRNA Program
  32. Yale CRNA
  33. University of South Carolina CRNA
  34. MUSC CRNA Program
  35. Fairfield CRNA
  36. LSU CRNA Program
  37. University of Iowa CRNA
  38. University of Cincinnati CRNA
  39. Wayne State CRNA
  40. Columbia University CRNA
  41. University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  42. Lourdes University CRNA
  43. USF CRNA Program
  44. UAMS CRNA Program
  45. Michigan State University CRNA
  46. FSU CRNA
  47. Newman CRNA
  48. Lincoln Memorial University CRNA Program
  49. Western Carolina University CRNA
  50. VCU CRNA Program
  51. Missouri State University CRNA
  52. Murray State CRNA
  53. St Elizabeth Health Center
  54. Mayo Clinic Health System
  55. UNF CRNA
  56. UT Houston CRNA
  57. Mayo Clinic CRNA
  58. UNC CRNA Program
  60. Truman CRNA Program
  61. KU CRNA Program
  62. Old Dominion University CRNA
  63. UPMC Hamot

CRNA School by Cost FREE to US$49,999

In the Cheap CRNA schools category, I include all CRNA schools with total tuition less than US$50k.  CRNA schools in Puerto Rico are included in this list.  In addition, I include the Military and Army Graduate CRNA as those are special programs.

All CRNA Schools by Cost

crna school by costIn this section, we list out all CRNA Schools by Cost in the United States with detail on the CRNA School, In-State-Tuition an Out-of-State Tuition.  All the CRNA programs have been approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Please click on the CRNA School name for more detailed information on the selected CRNA program.  CRNA tuition amounts include additional fees, which may include books, healthcare, technology fees, etc.  In most US States, you would qualify as an In-State resident paying In-State-Tuition if you live in the State for over 1 year.

All CRNA SchoolsTuition RankIn-State CRNA Tuition (US$000's)Out-of-State CRNA Tuition (US$000's)
Army CRNA1$-$-
Military CRNA1$-$-
Inter American University3$14$14
University of Puerto Rico4$17$17
Antillean Adventist University5$26$26
USM CRNA Program6$27$32
University of Akron CRNA7$32$50
Saint Joseph Hospital8$33$57
UTK CRNA Program9$40$78
La Roche CRNA10$41$41
ASU CRNA11$44$44
Florida Gulf Coast University CRNA12$45$149
ECU CRNA13$46$106
Saint Marys CRNA14$47$47
Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia15$48$115
Bloomsburg CRNA16$50$68
Old Dominion University CRNA17$58$144
UPMC Hamot18$59$59
KU CRNA Program19$61$82
Minneapolis School of Anesthesia20$61$61
SIUE CRNA21$62$62
Mayo Clinic CRNA22$63$63
UT Houston CRNA23$63$154
UNF CRNA24$67$135
Mayo Clinic Health System25$67$80
St Elizabeth Health Center26$68$96
Truman CRNA Program27$69$69
Western Carolina University CRNA28$70$70
Murray State CRNA29$70$70
Missouri State University CRNA30$72$72
VCU CRNA Program31$72$136
Michigan State University CRNA32$73$140
Lincoln Memorial University CRNA Program33$73$73
Newman CRNA34$73$73
FSU CRNA35$73$73
UAMS CRNA Program36$75$108
USF CRNA Program37$75$75
Columbia University CRNA38$76$76
Lourdes University CRNA39$76$76
University of Tennessee Health Science Center40$77$169
Wayne State CRNA41$79$146
LSU CRNA Program42$79$128
University of Iowa CRNA43$81$154
University of Cincinnati CRNA44$82$135
U of M CRNA Program45$83$122
Fairfield CRNA46$84$84
MUSC CRNA Program47$84$117
University of South Carolina CRNA48$84$106
FIU CRNA Program49$85$141
Albany Medical College CRNA Program50$85$85
Oakland University CRNA Program51$85$85
Westminster CRNA52$85$85
University of Pittsburgh CRNA53$86$102
UAB CRNA54$86$171
UND CRNA Program55$86$125
UTC CRNA56$87$207
Yale CRNA57$87$87
UNC CRNA Program58$87$141
Integrated Anesthesia Associates59$88$88
Wake Forest CRNA60$88$88
Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program61$89$89
Rutgers CRNA62$89$124
Clarkson College CRNA63$89$89
University of Maryland CRNA64$89$148
Union University CRNA65$90$90
Keiser University CRNA66$91$91
Millikin CRNA67$92$92
UNE CRNA Program68$94$94
Quinnipiac CRNA Program69$94$94
Kaiser CRNA70$94$94
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia71$95$95
Midwestern University CRNA72$95$95
Mount Marty CRNA73$95$95
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes74$96$96
Cleveland Clinic CRNA program75$97$97
Gonzaga CRNA76$97$97
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh CRNA77$97$97
FranU CRNA78$97$97
Drexel CRNA79$100$100
NKU CRNA80$100$122
Samford CRNA81$100$100
WVU CRNA program82$101$173
Bryan College CRNA83$101$101
Goldfarb CRNA84$101$101
Augusta CRNA Program85$103$187
University of Minnesota CRNA86$104$104
Rush University CRNA87$104$104
Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program88$104$104
Otterbein CRNA89$105$105
Charleston Area Medical Center90$106$106
Marian University CRNA91$108$108
Excela Health School of Anesthesia92$108$108
York College CRNA93$110$110
University of Arizona CRNA94$110$110
Samuel Merritt CRNA95$111$111
Saint Francis CRNA96$112$112
University of Scranton CRNA97$112$112
Marquette CRNA98$113$113
Detroit Mercy CRNA99$113$113
Baylor College of Medicine CRNA100$114$114
Villanova CRNA program101$116$116
Texas Wesleyan University CRNA102$116$116
National University CRNA103$116$116
AdventHealth CRNA104$117$117
La Salle CRNA program105$118$118
TCU CRNA106$119$119
University of Tulsa Nursing107$121$121
Rosalind Franklin CRNA108$125$125
OHSU Nursing109$134$138
Cedar Crest CRNA110$137$137
Buffalo CRNA Program111$138$174
Northeastern CRNA112$138$138
Loma Linda CRNA113$142$142
Jefferson CRNA Program114$145$145
UM CRNA Program115$145$145
Georgetown CRNA116$154$154
USC CRNA School117$155$155
Northshore CRNA118$167$167
Duke CRNA Program119$167$167
Case Western CRNA120$169$169
Boston College CRNA121$170$170
Emory CRNA122$184$184
Johns Hopkins CRNA123$194$194
UPenn CRNA124$219$219

Best CRNA Programs

best crna schoolsWe spent hundreds of hours studying all CRNA schools and interviewing over 125 nurse anesthetists to create our exclusive list of Best CRNA Schools.  So now you know CRNA Schools by Cost are, your next research is to compare the Best CRNA programs with the Nurse Anesthetist School Cost in order to see which CRNA schools are the best fit and which programs you should apply to.

Map of CRNA Schools by State

For your further study, we also list out all CRNA programs by State in the US map.


The darker the blue color equivocates to more CRNA Schools in the State.
Tier 1 = 6 or more CRNA Schools
2nd Tier = 3 to 5 CRNA Schools
Tier 3 = 1 or 2 CRNA Schools
White means no CRNA schools in the State.
Data source: everythingCRNA

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