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Most Affordable Colleges

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Top Colleges

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2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges

Each year, we publish our Most Affordable Online College Rankings, which represent the most affordable online degrees in the country across a variety of popular subjects. Every degree is from an accredited school and annual tuitions start below $4,000.

Rank College Annual Tuition Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 South Texas College Annual Tuition $3,450 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#2 #2 Great Basin College Annual Tuition $5,013 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#3 #3 Darton State College Annual Tuition $5,625 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#4 #4 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $5,780 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#5 #5 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $5,824 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#6 #6 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,970 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#7 #7 City Vision University Annual Tuition $6,000 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#8 #8 Delta State University Annual Tuition $6,012 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral
#9 #9 Arkansas State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $6,480 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#10 #10 Broward College Annual Tuition $6,756 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate

2016 Top Online Colleges

Our Top Online College rankings highlight selective and prestigious colleges offering online degrees. All schools are fully accredited and annual tuition starts at around $14,000. We also have 7 subject rankings of top online colleges.

Rank College Annual Tuition Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Stanford University Annual Tuition $20,100 Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#2 #2 Columbia University in the City of New York Annual Tuition $31,437 Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#3 #3 Duke University Annual Tuition $59,683 Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#4 #4 Northwestern University Annual Tuition $23,219 Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#5 #5 Johns Hopkins University Annual Tuition $47,903 Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#6 #6 Georgetown University Annual Tuition $22,841 Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#7 #7 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Annual Tuition $13,096 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#8 #8 University of Southern California Annual Tuition $35,842 Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#9 #9 University of California - Los Angeles Annual Tuition $15,400 Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#10 #10 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Annual Tuition $35,406 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate

About our Rankings

SR Education Group researches accredited online colleges in order to provide rankings based on factors students care about: affordability, accessibility, and quality. We believe tuition should be at the forefront of the higher education conversation, so we manually research and standardize tuition data in order to make it straightforward and easily accessible. To see exactly how we calculate our numbers, simply hover on any school’s tuition amount. Each year, we publish rankings of the Top Online Colleges and Most Affordable Online Colleges in order to help prospective students find an online program that matches their budget and career aspirations.

Recommendation rate refers to the percent of students who said they would recommend this school based on reviews submitted to our partner site, GradReports.com.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.