This list provides the most affordable options for becoming a counselor through an online degree, with bachelor's and master's programs starting at about $5,000 annually. There are 9 colleges that have an annual tuition of less than $10,000. These schools offer degrees for counseling in general as well as specialties like family counseling and alcohol and substance abuse. The average annual tuition is just under $13,000, with Ohio Christian University providing the most affordable choice. Programs are offered from the certificate through the doctoral level.
This list is sorted based on the annual tuition for a bachelor's degree at each school, unless the school did not offer one, and then we used the master's level tuition. Please refer to our methodology for more details.