2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Accounting Degrees

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These 25 schools offer affordable online accounting degrees for less than $10,000 per year. The Taft University System, ranked #1, offers the lowest tuition for its Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an accounting concentration. Tuition for this program starts at $6,750. The second most affordable school, Wilmington University, offers both an MBA and Master of Science in Accounting at an annual tuition rate of $6,825. To be considered for this list, schools must offer at least one online accounting degree at the bachelor's level or higher. View our additional ranking list of affordable accounting master's programs.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Accounting Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Taft University System Annual Tuition $6,750 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#2 #2 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $6,825 Accounting Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $6,859 Accounting Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,750 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 (tie) #5 (tie) Chadron State College Annual Tuition $7,800 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 (tie) #5 (tie) Peru State College Annual Tuition $7,800 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Clarion University Annual Tuition $7,818 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Grantham University Annual Tuition $7,950 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,130 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,260 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 Western International University Annual Tuition $8,333 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#12 #12 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370 Accounting Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#13 #13 Wilson College Annual Tuition $8,400 Accounting Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Athens State University Annual Tuition $8,494 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#16 #16 Trident University International Annual Tuition $8,976 Accounting Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#17 #17 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $8,982 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#18 #18 Rasmussen College Online Annual Tuition $9,328 Accounting Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#19 #19 Dickinson State University Annual Tuition $9,390 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,502 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Accounting Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#23 #23 Oklahoma Christian University Annual Tuition $9,720 Accounting Degrees: Master's
#24 (tie) #24 (tie) Northern State University Annual Tuition $10,000 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 (tie) #24 (tie) University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $10,000 Accounting Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Advanced Accounting; Auditing and Attestation; Cost Accounting; Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $6,825
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Managerial Accounting; Federal Taxation, Policy and Research; Financial Accounting Theory and Policy and Research; Fraud Prevention and Forensic Accounting; International Accounting and Taxation; Issues in Auditing and Assurance Services

Online Master's Degrees (2)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,859
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Information Systems; Business Analytics; Fraud Examination; International Economics; Law of Commerce; Tax Planning and Research
  • Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Cost Accounting; Fraud Examination; Governmental and NFP Accounting; Income Tax; Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Auditing; Corporate/Fiduciary Tax; Cost Management Accounting; Personal Income Tax
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems Analysis & Design; Advanced Accounting; Auditing; Cost/Managerial Accounting; Federal Income Taxes – Individual; Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Equities; Accounting Problems; Business Taxation; Comparative Accounting Systems; Cost Accounting; Personal Taxation

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing and Assurance; Cost Accounting; Forensic Accounting; Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Taxation - Corporate

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Advanced Taxation; Auditing, Assurance & Consulting Services; Fraud Examination; Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting; Investment Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Systems; Auditing I; Cost Accounting; Financial Management; Government Accounting; Income Taxes

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,333
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Business Taxation; External Auditing; Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting; Individual Taxation; Internal Auditing and Fraud Examination
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, DEAC, and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Auditing; Cost Accounting; Financial Accounting; Individual Federal Tax; Payroll
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law for Accountants; Enterprise Risk Management; Fraud Examinations; Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting; Interpersonal Dynamics and Covert Behavior; The Chief Financial Officer and Executive Leadership

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,494
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Cost Accounting; Governmental Accounting; Law for Accountants; Management Decision Support Systems; Management Information Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Corporate Finance; Federal Income Tax Corporations; Federal Income Tax-Individuals; Fund and Government Accounting; Managerial and Cost Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,976
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Federal Taxation and Business Strategy; Internal Control and Auditing; Issues in Managerial Accounting; Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,982
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing Issues: Fraud Investigation and Forensic Analysis; Controllership; Financial Reporting and Disclosures; Managerial Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $9,328
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing Concepts and Standards; Corporate and International Accounting; Cost Accounting; Intermediate Financial Accounting I; Managerial Accounting Theory and Practice; Risk Management for Accountants
  • Annual Tuition: $9,390
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics and Critical Thinking; Computerized Accounting; Cost Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis; Income Tax

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems Theory; Accounting Information Systems Theory; Auditing; Cost Accounting; Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting; Income Tax Accounting: Individual
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Business Reports and Communication; Financial Policies and Practices; Income Taxes; International Business; Money and Banking

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting; Auditing; Auditing Principles; Cost Accounting; Economics in Business; Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Analysis and Control; Accounting Theory; Advanced Auditing Concepts; Advanced Financial Accounting; Ethics, Decision Making and Communication; Legal and Regulatory Issues

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Theory; Advanced Accounting; Income Tax Accounting; Management Information Systems; Non-Profit Accounting ; Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting in Governmental & Non-Profit Organizations; Accounting Systems; Contemporary Topics in Auditing; Foundations of Calculus & Statistics for Business; Income Tax Accounting; Tax Planning and Practice
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