2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Accounting

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Students seeking an affordable online master's degree in accounting will find options on this list with tuitions ranging from $6,610 to $13,119 annually. For those interested in pursuing an MBA with a concentration in accounting, second-ranked Wilmington University offers an inexpensive option, as do 15 other ranked schools. Plymouth State University, ranked sixth, offers a unique MBA in General Management with Accounting Certificate or an MS in Accounting for a tuition of $9,270 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online accounting degrees, including undergraduate options. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $6,610
#2 #2 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $6,825
#3 #3 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $6,859
#4 #4 Wilson College Annual Tuition $8,400
#5 #5 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Annual Tuition $9,150
#6 #6 Plymouth State University Annual Tuition $9,270
#7 #7 Avila University Annual Tuition $9,420
#8 #8 Warner University Annual Tuition $9,720
#9 #9 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $9,732
#10 #10 Friends University Annual Tuition $9,781
#11 #11 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $10,305
#12 #12 University of Hartford Annual Tuition $10,425
#13 #13 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $10,680
#14 #14 California State University - Sacramento Annual Tuition $11,100
#15 #15 The University of Findlay Annual Tuition $11,220
#16 #16 Southern Adventist University Annual Tuition $11,250
#17 #17 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $11,286
#18 #18 Stetson University Annual Tuition $11,760
#19 #19 Thomas University Annual Tuition $11,790
#20 #20 University of Akron Annual Tuition $12,034
#21 #21 Stevenson University Annual Tuition $12,060
#22 #22 Seton Hill University Annual Tuition $12,672
#23 #23 Albertus Magnus College Annual Tuition $12,825
#24 #24 Texas A & M University-Commerce Annual Tuition $13,119
#25 #25 Delaware Valley University Annual Tuition $13,342
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Legal Issues and Ethics; Estate, Gifts, and Trust Planning; Federal Income Tax; Forensic Accounting and the Legal Environment; Government and Not-For-Profit 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

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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: $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

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Business Taxation; Contemporary and Emerging Issues; Financial Communication; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Analysis; Leadership and Ethics

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Accounting Research and Communication; Auditing Perspectives; Budgeting and Fund Accounting; Business Law for Accountants; Professional Ethics for Accountants
  • Annual Tuition: $9,420
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Theory; Advanced Cost Accounting; Advanced Tax Accounting; Fraud Examination & Auditing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting; Advanced Auditing; Advanced Topics in Taxation; Fund Accounting; Managerial Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $9,732
  • 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: $9,781
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing; Advanced Commercial Law; Advanced Financial Accounting; Advanced Income Tax
  • Annual Tuition: $10,305
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Legal Issues; Fraudulent Financial Reporting; Seminar in Accounting Information Systems; Tax Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Taxation; Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities; Research in Taxation; Seminar in Taxation; Taxation of Business Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing; Analysis & Use of Financial Statements; Estate & Gift Taxation; Forensic Accounting; Taxation of Corporations & Other Entities; Taxation of Individuals

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Information Systems Analysis and Controls; Auditing; Business Environment and Concepts; Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting; Taxation of Business Entities; Taxation of Individuals

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACBSP
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Auditing and Attestation; Business Environment and Concepts; Financial Accounting and Reporting; Management of Information and Technology; Regulation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Control and Decision Making; Federal Tax Problems/Research; Financial Management; Financial Statement Analysis; Integrating Faith and Business; Management in a Changing World
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Federal Taxation of Entities; Federal Taxation of Individuals

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,790
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Audit II; Financial Accounting for Government and Non-Profit Institutions; Management Information Systems; Operations Management; Research and Statistics; Tax II

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,034
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Consolidated Tax Returns; Estate Planning; Financial Accounting; Income Taxation of Decedents, Trusts, and Estates; Tax Accounting; Tax Crimes and Forensics

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Information Systems; Forensic Information Technology; Fraud: Accounting; Investigation and Analysis: Auditing; Investigation and Analysis: Tax
  • Annual Tuition: $12,672
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing; Managerial Accounting; Not-for-Profit Accounting; Tax Research and Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,825
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Theory in Practice; Auditing; Business Spreadsheets; Federal Income Taxation for Individuals; Managerial Accounting; Tax Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $13,119
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Advanced Forensic Accounting; Business Ethics for Accountants; Forensic & Investment Accounting; International Accounting; Sales, Franchise, and Other Taxes
  • Annual Tuition: $13,342
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Theory; Auditing; Commercial Law for Accountants; Financial Reporting and Analysis
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