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.

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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 (tie) #14 (tie) Community College of Aurora Annual Tuition $11,067 Anthropology Degrees: Associate
#14 (tie) #14 (tie) 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
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  • Annual Tuition: $2,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,510
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,535
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Archaeology: Method and Theory; Business Statistics; Ethnographic Field Methods; Human Evolution and Adaptations; Observing Cultures; Peoples and Places of the World
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology in the Contemporary World; Discovering the Past: Foundations in Archaeology; Earth System Science; Human Origins and Evolution: Biological Anthropology; Human Origins and Evolution: Foundations of Archeology; Religions of the World
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Animals, Culture & Society; Anthropology History & Theory; Applied Ethnographic Research; Archaeological Research Methods; Archaeology; Archaeology & Sustainability

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Methods; Research Methods; Social Theory; Societies in the World; Sociological Theories

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Americas Before Columbus; Ancient Incas; Archaeology and the Rise of Human Culture; Archaeology of Caribbean Piracy; Archaeology of Complex Societies; Cultural Anthropology: Global Perspectives, Local Contexts

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,067
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • 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)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,067
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • 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)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,198
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropological Thought and Praxis I; Anthropology of Education; Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods; Migrants and Refugees; Preparation Anthropological Thought and Praxis II; Qualitative Methods in Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Archaeology of North America; Cultural Geography; Cultures and the Global System; Evolution of Primate Behavior; Gender and Anthropology; History of Anthropological Thought
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropology: Culture and Health; Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution; Disaster!; Disease and Human Evolution; Food and Culture; McGlobalization: Migration, Mass Media and McDonald's

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Anthropological Theory; Application of Social Scientific Inquiry; Composition and Modern English; Computer Concepts and Applications; Cultural Anthropology; Language in Culture & Society

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • 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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