2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Accounting

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This list ranks the 25 most affordable online colleges offering master's degrees in accounting. National Paralegal College tops the list with an annual tuition of just $5,850. Wilson College, ranked #9, offers a Master's of Accountancy program featuring diverse classes such as Fraud Examinations and Interpersonal Dynamics and Covert Behavior. University of Houston-Victoria, ranked #24, has an annual tuition of $11,401 and offers three different accounting MBAs.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in accounting degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 National Paralegal College Annual Tuition $5,850
#2 #2 Tennessee Tech University Annual Tuition $6,210
#3 #3 Boise State University Annual Tuition $6,750
#4 #4 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $6,990
#5 #5 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $7,050
#6 #6 Tennessee Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $7,500
#7 #7 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $7,675
#8 #8 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $8,250
#9 #9 Wilson College Annual Tuition $8,400
#10 #10 Plymouth State University Annual Tuition $8,925
#11 #11 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Annual Tuition $9,150
#12 #12 Avila University Annual Tuition $9,660
#13 #13 Warner University Annual Tuition $9,720
#14 #14 Concordia University - Nebraska Annual Tuition $9,990
#15 #15 Utica College Annual Tuition $10,100
#16 #16 Friends University Annual Tuition $10,215
#17 #17 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $10,305
#18 #18 University of Hartford Annual Tuition $10,425
#19 #19 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $10,625
#20 #20 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $10,800
#21 #21 California State University-Sacramento Annual Tuition $11,100
#22 #22 The University of Findlay Annual Tuition $11,220
#23 #23 Southern Adventist University Annual Tuition $11,250
#24 #24 University of Houston-Victoria Annual Tuition $11,401
#25 #25 Thomas University Annual Tuition $11,790
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 99
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Taxation; Federal Transfer Tax; Partnership Taxation; State and Local Taxation; Tax Practice and Procedure; Tax Research and Policy

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,210
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,099
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing and Attestation; Financial Accounting and Reporting; Governmental, Not-For-Profit, and Healthcare Accounting; Tax Research and Strategy
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,983
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Reporting; Advanced Managerial Accounting; Financial Analysis and Valuation; International Financial Reporting; Personal Financial Planning; Tax and Accounting Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,201
  • 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: $7,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,230
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Information Systems; Business Analytics; Fraud Examination; International Economics; Law of Commerce; Tax Planning and Research
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 22
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Business Environment; Accounting Management of Organizations; Corporate and Individual Taxation and Regulations; Corporate and Managerial Auditing; Corporate Financial Accounting and Reporting; Financial Management of Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $7,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 986
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Theory; Enterprise Systems Analysis and Design; Managerial Economics; Research in Accounting; Valuation Tools for Professional Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,693
  • 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: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 235
  • 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: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,050
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Accounting Information Systems; Accounting Research and Communication; Auditing Perspectives; Business Law for Accountants; Federal Taxes and Business Decisions
  • Annual Tuition: $9,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,173
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Contemporary and Emerging Issues; Financial Communication; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Analysis; Leadership and Ethics; Strategic Management Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 462
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Theory; Advanced Cost Accounting; Advanced Tax Accounting; Fraud Examination & Auditing; Management Information Systems; Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 128
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting; Advanced Auditing; Advanced Topics in Taxation; Finance for Managers; Fund Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $9,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 979
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Taxation; Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business; Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting; Leadership And Organizational Behavior; Professional Tax Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,379
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Management; Data-driven Decision-making I; Financial Reporting and Analysis; Managerial Economics; Seminar in Advanced Managerial Accounting; The Global Consumer, Markets and Logistics I

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,215
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 539
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing; Advanced Commercial Law; Advanced Financial Accounting; Advanced Income Tax; Operations Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,305
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,496
  • Example Classes:
    Current Legal Issues; Fraudulent Financial Reporting; Seminar in Accounting Information Systems; Seminar in Auditing; Tax Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,666
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Taxation; Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities; Research in Taxation; Seminar in Taxation; Taxation of Business Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 440
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Auditing and Attestation; Cost Accounting and Management Control; Federal Taxation for Corporations and Other Entities; Federal Taxation for Individuals; Government & Not for Profit Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,403
  • 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
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,561
  • 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
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,318
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Business Strategy and Implementation; Management of Human Resources; Management of Information and Technology; Marketing Management and Planning; Operations Management and Systems Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 452
  • 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: $11,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,179
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Ethics; Advanced Studies in Taxation; Global Economics; International Accounting; International Business Strategy; International Operations Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,790
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 378
  • 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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