2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Anthropology Degrees

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With annual tuitions under $25,000, these 21 schools offer the most affordable online anthropology degrees. Seventeen of these schools offer online anthropology degrees for less than $15,000 per year. Degrees are available at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels. Our most affordable school, Allen County Community College boasts an incredibly low annual tuition of only $2,130. Students at Foothill College can pursue an associate degree in anthropology or a certificate in medical anthropology, with annual tuitions of only $8,415 per year for the associate degree.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online anthropology degrees at the associate level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable anthropology schools below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Anthropology Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Allen County Community College Annual Tuition $2,130 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#2 #2 Truckee Meadows Community College Annual Tuition $4,117 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#3 #3 South Texas College Annual Tuition $6,210 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#4 #4 Cerro Coso Community College Annual Tuition $6,330 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#5 #5 Pima Community College Annual Tuition $6,510 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#6 #6 San Bernardino Valley College Annual Tuition $7,710 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#7 #7 West Los Angeles College Annual Tuition $7,830 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#8 #8 Foothill College Annual Tuition $8,415 Anthropology Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#9 #9 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,535 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $9,810 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#12 #12 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#13 #13 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 Community College of Aurora Annual Tuition $11,067 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#14 #14 Front Range Community College Annual Tuition $11,067 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#16 #16 University of North Texas Annual Tuition $11,198 Anthropology Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $13,320 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,000 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Troy University Annual Tuition $20,280 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 University of Alaska Southeast Annual Tuition $21,630 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 University of Houston-Clear Lake Annual Tuition $22,320 Anthropology Degrees: Bachelor's
  • Annual Tuition: $2,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Social Problems; Cultural Anthropology; Developmental Psychology; Juvenile Delinquency and Justice; Marriage and Family Relations; Sociology

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,117
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Archaeology; Composition; Peoples and Cultures of the World; Physical Anthropology Laboratory

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,210
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Composition; Cultural Anthropology; Federal Government; Speech; United States History; World Cultures

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,330
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Archaeology; Elementary Probability and Statistics; History of Mexico; Human Anatomy; Native Peoples of North America; Physical Geology

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,510
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Buried Cities and Lost Tribes; Culture and Sexuality; Exploring Art and Visual Studies; Exploring Non-Western Cultures; Human Origins and Prehistory; Sexuality, Gender, and Culture

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Language and Culture; North American Indians; Tribal and Ethnic Art; Tribal and Ethnic Religions

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology of Religion, Magic, Witchcraft; Archaeology: Reconstructing the Human Past; Human Biological Evolution; Human Language and Communication; Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology; The Human Environment: Physical

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,415
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Archaeological Field Methods; Magic, Science & Religion; Medical Anthropology: Methods and Practice; Peoples of Africa; The Aztec, Maya, Inca & Their Predecessors; World Prehistory: The Rise & Fall of Early Civilizations

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,535
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Archaeology: Method and Theory; Ethnographic Field Methods; Human Evolution and Adaptations; Observing Cultures; Peoples and Places of the World; Victorian Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology in the Contemporary World; Discovering the Past: Foundations in Archaeology; Human Origins and Evolution: Foundations of Archeology; Social Science Research Methods; Who Owns Culture? Ethics in Anthropology; World Geography
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology History & Theory; Applied Ethnographic Research; Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; Language & Culture; Physical Anthropology

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Methods; Research Methods; Social Theory; Societies in the World; Sociological Theories

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Americas Before Columbus; Ancient Incas; Archaeology of Caribbean Piracy; Human Origins; Law and Culture; Mummies, Zombies, and Vampires: Anthropology of the Undead

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,067
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Ethics; Goddesses and Women in the Ancient World; History of Dance; Logic

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,067
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology of Folklore; Anthropology of Religion; Archaeology of World Rock Art; Colorado Archaeology; Ethnography of the Deaf Community; Southwest Field Experience

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,198
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropological Thought and Praxis I; Anthropology of Education; Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods; Migrants and Refugees; Quantitative Methods in Anthropology; Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultures and the Global System; Gender and Anthropology; History of Anthropological Thought; Human Ecology; Modernization and Development; Primate Behavior and Ecology

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology: Culture and Health; Disaster!; Disease and Human Evolution; Food and Culture; McGlobalization: Migration, Mass Media and McDonald's; Urban and Environmental Health

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $20,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropological Theory; Composition and Modern English; Computer Concepts and Applications; Cultural Anthropology; Language in Culture and Society; Spatial Applications of Social Science Inquiry

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $21,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Anthropology; College Algebra for Calculus; Cultural Anthropology; Data Analysis in the Social Sciences; Ethnohistory; Historiography and Historical Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $22,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology of Food; Families, Community & Globalization; Medicine Bodies and Culture; Political & Economic Anthropology; Visual Anthropology; World Prehistory & Archaeology
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